Pratt Library: Writers Cribs! Danielle Evans

Event Start Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Event End Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Registration encouraged. FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale December 1 at 9am.

Join us for a conversation and tour with Danielle Evans, author of The Office of Historical Corrections. Presented in partnership with CityLit Project.

Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters’ lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multiracial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief—all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history—about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight.

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN America PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Paterson Prize, and a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” selection. Her stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories. She teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Visit to order your copy of The Office of Historical Corrections.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.


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