Pages Presents: Kiese Laymon & Rae Paris
Pages is thrilled to present authors Kiese Laymon and Rae Paris in support of their new books, Heavy and Forgetting Tree. This event will be a mixture of reading and interactive Q&A.
It is free and open to the public. Both authors' books will be for sale before and after this event.
KIESE LAYMON is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi and an African American writer whose most recent and heavily anticipated work, Heavy: An American Memoir (Scribner, October 2018) has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal and is a Kirkus Prize Finalist.
RAE PARIS is an assistant professor of English at the University of Washington, and the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes for her poetry, essays, and fiction. Her first book, The Forgetting Tree: A Rememory (WSU Press, 2017) is a revelation; in the words of Tracy K. Smith, the 2017 Poet Laureate of the United States, The Forgetting Tree "punctures our national reticence around slavery and offers a measure of necessary healing."