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An Evening with Saeed Jones

April 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

An Evening with Saeed Jones

WHEN: April 1st, from 7–8 p.m.
Registration Required, using passcode: crowds202 (case sensitive)

Former Buzzfeed culture editor Saeed Jones has been a leading voice on issues of identity. His acclaimed 2019 memoir How We Fight for Our Lives won the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction for depicting his coming of age as a Black gay man in Texas and Kentucky with a “tenacious honesty” that “compels us to be honest with ourselves.”

His poetry collection Prelude to Bruise won the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The collection was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in 2015. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

This event is co-sponsored by the Moody College Honors Program, Michener Center for Writers, Plan II Honors Program and Department of American Studies through a crowdsourcing partnership with The Tuesday Agency and participating universities, libraries and organizations.

CONTACT: Moody Honors Director Dave Junker (junker@austin.utexas.edu)


April 1, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Target Audience
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public
Communications, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Journalism

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