Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium • Main Library
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a former writer for The Village Voice, senior editor of the Atlantic and the author of a lively blog on culture, politics and social issues. His critically hailed debut, The Beautiful Struggle, is a tough and touching memoir of growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack and a vivid portrait of his father, a former Vietnam vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press and dedicated his life to carrying his sons across the shoals of inner city adolescence.
Coates is currently writing his first novel about an interracial family in pre-Civil War Virginia. In 2012, he was awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism and was recently appointed as a Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor of Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.
Books will be available for sale at the event and at aculturalexchange.org.
All writers & readers series programs are free and open to the public. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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