The Twelve Tribes of Hattie: An Afternoon with Ayana Mathis

A Visions and Voices Affiliated Event
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November 12, 2013
2:00 pm
University Park Campus
Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) (Map)
Richard Ide Memorial Room, 4th Floor
Refreshments will be provided. Book signing to follow. Admission is free.

Join us for an afternoon with Ayana Mathis, the acclaimed author of the New York Times best seller, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Called “extraordinarily powerful” by the New York TimesThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.

Join us for a reading and book signing with Ayana Mathis, the acclaimed author of the New York Times best sellerThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Called “extraordinarily powerful” (New York Times) and “enthralling…one remarkably resilient woman is placed against the hopes and struggles of millions of African Americans who held this nation to its promise” (Washington Post), The Twelve Tribes of Hattie was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.

Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She taught fiction writing as visiting faculty at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in spring 2013, and will join the faculty at the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at the Writer’s Foundry in Spring 2014. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Organized by David Román (English). Co-sponsored by English and Creative Writing.