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Weaver Memorial Lecture: An Evening with Colson Whitehead, author of 'The Underground Railroad'

Colson Whitehead Calendar GraphicEvent Location: Page Auditorium, Duke West Campus(See venue info and directions)

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, winner of the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 Pulitzer Prize. His other books include The Noble Hustle, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, and The Colossus of New York, among others.

Whitehead is the 2017-2018 Weaver Memorial Lecturer, a speaker series hosted every other year by the Duke University Libraries in memory of William B. Weaver, a 1972 Duke graduate and former member of the Library Advisory Board.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Reserve your seat through the Duke University Box Office.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Department of English.


More about Colson Whitehead:

Colson Whitehead's website

"Colson Whitehead on Slavery, Success and Writing the Novel That Really Scared Him" (New York Times)

VIDEO: How writing about race in the past evokes the present (Signature Views)


For more information, contact:

Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Other (see event description)
West Campus
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