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An Evening with Jesmyn Ward

2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago An Evening with Jesmyn Ward Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses life, her literary vision, and her unique perspective on life, love, and loss. External via Zoom -

Wednesday, October 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago An Evening with Jesmyn Ward Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses life, her literary vision, and her unique perspective on life, love, and loss. External via Zoom -

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses life, her literary vision, and her unique perspective on life, love, and loss.

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.  

Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.

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This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

This program will take place online on Zoom and will live captioned and recorded. The recording will be posted on the Illinois Libraries Present YouTube page 1-2 days after the program, and it will be available for 14 days. A link to the recording will be shared with all registrants via Zoom (both those who register and attend and those who register and are unable to attend.)

Because this recording will be recorded for future viewing on the Illinois Libraries Present YouTube page, please review the following:

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Furthermore, I understand that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.

AGE GROUP: | Adults - ages 19+ |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy | Popular Culture | General Interest |

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Santori Library

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-892-5648
Branch manager
Tom Spicer

Hours
Mon, Oct 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 07 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 09 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

A state-of-the-art center for technology, information, literacy creativity and community. Equipped with a Makerspace, local history and genealogy room, teen space, and study rooms.

Contact Tom

Upcoming events

Wed, Oct 05, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom or Facebook Live

Sun, Oct 09, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Por nuestro canal de YouTube

Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Oct 11, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Facebook Live

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Branch - Meeting Room

Wed, Oct 12, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch Large Meeting Room and Facebook Live
This event is full

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
West Branch - West Branch Living Room

Fri, Oct 14, 7:30am - 10:00am
Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo

Sat, Oct 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual via Zoom

Sat, Oct 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Eola Road Branch

Sat, Oct 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eola Road Branch

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual via Twitch

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room