Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St
Award-winning Author and Poet, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, "Acts, Facts, and Artifacts: The Stuff of Black Culture"
The Wolf Humanities Center's yearlong program on Stuff kicks off with Kevin Young, award-winning poet, New Yorker editor, author of the bestselling Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News, and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Dr. Young will read a piece of his recent work and then join Prof. Herman Beavers of Penn’s English and Africana Studies departments for an in-depth conversation about the varied material forms of African American culture and the challenges of preserving them. Book signing to follow.
Cosponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies and English and the Center for Africana Studies.
For more information, visit: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/kevin-young