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Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts Reading & Discussion at Pratt Institute

Oct 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Writer, historian, and Pratt Institute’s MFA in Writing Writer-in-Residence Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts will read from her new book Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America with a discussion to follow. Harlem is Nowhere is the first volume of a planned trilogy on African-Americans and utopia (Harlem, Haiti, and the Black Belt of the American south), it was a New York Times Notable Book of 2011, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, and cited by BOOKFORUM as the “Best New York Book” written in the twenty years since the magazine’s founding. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Chimurenga, Bidoun, A Public Space, Creative Time Reports, Harper’s, Essence, and Vogue, among others. She has received grants and awards from Creative Capital, the Whiting Foundation, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. Her 2015 book for young readers Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence a Young Artist in Harlem (commissioned by MoMA and illustrated by Christopher Myers) was named by Booklist among the year’s top books about art for children. Rhodes-Pitts organizes projects through The Freedwomen’s Bureau, gathering collaborators across the fields of visual art, music, theater, film, and education to produce events at venues like Harlem Stage, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The New Museum, PS 1 / MoMA, and public spaces in Harlem.

Details

Date:
Oct 27, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.pratt.edu/events/single/?id=49469

Venue

Pratt Library, 3rd floor, Alumni Reading Room Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States
Phone:
718636363420
Website:
https://library.pratt.edu/

Organizer

Pratt Institute
Phone:
7186363600
Email:
christopher@novitapr.com
Website:
https://library.pratt.edu/