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An Evening with Edwidge Danticat, Feb. 27

Tues., Feb. 27, 6:30-8pm
 | 81st Street Theater

You're invited to An Evening with Edwidge Danticat on Tuesday, February 27, 6:30pm, where we will be discussing Danticat’s book Breath, Eyes, Memory. Edwidge will be joined by US English teacher Ellen Kwon, alum Alexandra Sanchez ‘03 and student Olivia Abeler Ballard '25 in a panel forum focused on this acclaimed novel in its 30th-anniversary year. 

The first 30 families to arrive will receive a free copy of Breath, Eyes, Memory.


Edwidge Danticat is a Calhoun parent and the author of seventeen books, including Breath, Eyes, MemoryKrik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; the novels-in-stories, The Dew BreakerClaire of the Sea Light, and The Art of Death, a National Book Critics Circle finalist for Criticism. She has written seven books for children and young adults, a travel narrative, After the Dance, and a collection of essays, Create Dangerously

Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United StatesThe Beacon Best of 2000Haiti NoirHaiti Noir 2, and Best American Essays 2011. She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, a 2020 United States Artist Fellow, and a 2023 winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Her story collection, Everything Inside, was a 2020 winner of the Bocas Fiction Prize, The Story Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize. Her essay collection, We’re Alone, will be published by Graywolf Press in September 2024. She teaches at Columbia University.


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