Shayla Lawson: A Reading and Conversation

October 13, 2020 - 7:00 pm
  • Registration Required

Join poet Shayla Lawson as she reads from her new essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope, which has been called “a hilarious, heartbreaking, and endlessly entertaining homage to black women’s resilience and excellence” (Kirkus Reviews). A Q&A will follow.

This event is co-hosted by the Emily Dickinson Museum Tell It Slant Poetry Festival.

Lawson is also the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean. She was born in Rochester, Minn., grew up in Lexington, Ky., studied architecture in Italy, and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milkmaid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Contact Info

Catherine Newman
(413) 542-8200
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Directions

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