Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2019
06:30PM 06:30PM Tayari Jones, prose writer: University Event Topic: Arts School: Emory College Department / Organization: Creative Writing Type of Art: Creative Writing, Poetry, & Literary - Readings, Events & Exhibits Series: Creative Writing Program Reading Series 2018-2019 Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free; no ticket required Contact Name: Paula Vitaris Contact Email: creativewriting@emory.edu Link: http://creativewriting.emory.edu/home/reading_series/index.html Tayari Jones, prose writerTayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage, which was a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, the University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She joined the faculty of Emory’s Creative Writing Program in Fall 2018. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. Recommended ParkingFishburne Parking Deck  Oxford Road Parking Deck + Cox Hall Ballroom, 3rd floor, 569 Asburcy Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 Campus Events
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06:30PM 06:30PM Tayari Jones, prose writer: University Event Topic: Arts School: Emory College Department / Organization: Creative Writing Type of Art: Creative Writing, Poetry, & Literary - Readings, Events & Exhibits Series: Creative Writing Program Reading Series 2018-2019 Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free; no ticket required Contact Name: Paula Vitaris Contact Email: creativewriting@emory.edu Link: http://creativewriting.emory.edu/home/reading_series/index.html Tayari Jones, prose writerTayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage, which was a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, the University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She joined the faculty of Emory’s Creative Writing Program in Fall 2018. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. Recommended ParkingFishburne Parking Deck  Oxford Road Parking Deck + Cox Hall Ballroom, 3rd floor, 569 Asburcy Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 Campus Events
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07:30PM 07:30PM Lecture: Showing Up: School: Oxford College Department / Organization: Oxford College Building/Room: Chapel - Oxford Cost: Free Contact Name: Danielle Dockery Contact Email: danielle.dockery@emory.edu Oxford welcomes alumna Julie Schwietert Collazo 97Ox 99C to give the lecture "Showing Up: Learning How to Lead with Love and Uncertainty in a Time of Crisis."  Relating her personal Oxford experience to her current work and passion, Collazo describes what she'll discuss with the Oxford community during her evening on campus. "When you arrive on the Oxford campus (or when you're leaving, and you check your rearview mirror), the first thing you might notice is a sign that's emblazoned with a quote: 'Let us take what is good and make it better if we can.' This phrase was a touchstone for me throughout my time at Oxford, and has remained a guiding directive in my life ever since. But at some point, the saying began to fail me. It's relatively easy to take something that's good and make it better: the blueprint and the rationale are there. So, too, are the predecessors of that 'good.' You can pick up a thread and pull it through." But what about taking what is bad and making it better if we can? How do we do that? How do we overcome our own despair and doubts? How do we convince ourselves that one person can make a difference? How do we build a beloved community? How do we lead through uncertainty? And then, how do we actually make that difference? Collazo will invite you into a conversation about these questions by reflecting upon the evolution and work of Immigrant Families Together (IFT). Using the organization's "Show up, give without knowing how you're going to give, and lead with love" philosophy, she will talk about how to take what is bad and make it better if we can, not just in the area of immigration, but in multiple areas of social problems that call upon us to act. Collazo is the co-founder and director of IFT, an organization founded in response to the zero tolerance policy that resulted in the separation of thousands of immigrant parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. She brings her background as a bilingual journalist and former social worker to bear on her work with IFT, which raised more than a million dollars in just over six months, posting bond for more than 60 detained parents, grandparents, and older siblings who were separated from children. The ongoing work of IFT involves providing support to these families—housing, legal counsel, medical/dental/mental health care, and other necessities—as they proceed with their immigration cases. She is currently writing a book, Tender Mercies, with one of the mothers affected by the zero tolerance policy. The book will be published in English and Spanish editions by HarperOne in the fall of 2019. Collazo graduated with a BA (English and Women's Studies) from Emory University and obtained a Masters of Social Work from New York University. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature at The Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. This is an Oxford Studies event. + Oxford College Campus Events
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