LLLCF and St Mary’s College MFA in Creative Writing Present Tracy K Smith

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 · 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Designed for: Adults (18+), College (Adult)

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: The Body’s Question (2003), which won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet; Duende (2007), winner of the James Laughlin Award and the Essense Literary Award; and Life on Mars (2011), which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

In her recent memoir, Ordinary Light, Tracy explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. Hers is a story of a young artist struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America.

In 2014 Tracy was awarded the Academy of American Poets fellowship. Smith teaches creative writing at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn. Tracy K. Smith earned her BA from Harvard University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University
For more about Tracy visit: http://blueflowerarts.com/artist/tracy-k-smith/

$15 General Admission
FREE for students with ID
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