Create Dangerously: Edwidge Danticat | Tuesday, March 7

Create Dangerously: Edwidge Danticat | Tuesday, March 7


The Albert Gallatin Lectures and Gallatin Global Writers present Edwidge Danticat
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Edwidge Danticat © Jonathan Demme_Small
Edwidge Danticat © Jonathan Demme

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I’ve always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.”
—Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

Edwidge Danticat, who emigrated from Haiti to Brooklyn at age 12, is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize; and Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, winner of the Caribbean Writers Grand Prize for Literature. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Danticat has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.

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