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A.E. Stringer Visting Writers Series: Kiese Laymon
March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall University will present a public reading by author Kiese Laymon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
Kiese Laymon is the author the bestselling book, Heavy: An American Memoir, which won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose. The memoir was also named a best book of 2018 by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and more. Laymon has been credited for writing that is observant and often hilarious, portraying personal and political conflicts, covering topics from race and family to body and shame to poverty and place.