Sept. 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Chandler Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org, 8066745510)
Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. In his observant, often hilarious work, Laymon does battle with the personal and the political: race and family, body and shame, poverty and place. He is the author of the powerful and provocative memoir Heavy (which won the the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction), the groundbreaking essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the genre-defying novel Long Division. In addition to his work for Gawker, Laymon has written for Esquire, ESPN The Magazine, NPR, Colorlines, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Ebony, Guernica, The Oxford American, Lit Hub, and many others. He is a Professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of Mississippi. He is also at work on a novel, And So On, out in 2020.
Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series.