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The A.E. Stringer VWS presents Hanif Abdurraqib

February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The A.E. Stringer Writers Series is celebrating Black History Month with a reading and book-signing event featuring author Hanif Abdurraqib. He will present his work at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.
Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Button Poetry, 2016), which was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), which was named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ and Publisher’s Weekly, among others.
Abdurraqib is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. He has multiple forthcoming books, a new collection of poems A Fortune For Your Disaster (Tin House, 2019) and a history of Black performance in the United States, titled They Don’t Dance No Mo’ (Random House, 2020) in addition to his recent release of a biography on A Tribe Called Quest, titled Go Ahead In The Rain (University of Texas Press, 2019).
The event will include a reading, a Q&A with the author, and a book-signing. It is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Student Affairs, the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Housing and Residence Life, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English.


February 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Don Morris Room
Memorial Student Center | 1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, WV 25701 United States
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