Friday, January 31

Hours: Close at 7:00PM

  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    An exhibit of materials from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Rare Books Collection, designed by students from Dr. Jessica Richard’s Fall 2019 Eighteenth-Century British Fiction class On exhibit in ZSR Special Collections & Archives (Room 625) January 20-April 1, 2020 Opening reception: Friday, January 24 4:00-5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
  • ZSR Library, 624
    Ahead of Jesmyn Ward's reading in Brendle Hall on Feb. 6, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in reading groups to discuss her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Discussion will be facilitated by English department faculty, and participants will receive a free copy of the book.* There are four different groups and each is limited to 10 participants. MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike—for her novels Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). For more information on Jesmyn Ward, please visit *Participants will receive an email when books are available for pickup in Tribble Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event.