Visiting Writers Series
Who: Stockton University School of Arts and Humanities
What: Visiting Writers Series: Linda Chavers
When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Where: Stockton University Campus Center Theater
Event Description: Linda Chavers will give a 30-40 minute reading of her creative works, which may include creative non-fiction. There will be a question and answer session afterward.
Cost: Free; ULTRA Credit will be offered for undergraduate students
How to Register: No formal registration. All are welcome.
Writer Background Information: Linda Chavers attended NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, concentrating in postmodern literature and themes of race and gender. She has held positions as a fact-checker and editorial assistant for publications including The Nation, The New Press, The New York Times Magazine and Vogue. In 2013, Chavers received her PhD in African American Literature from Harvard University. While instructing at Temple University in Philadelphia she returned to writing and has since published several types of works, including poetic essays and non-traditional memoirs. Chavers’ work has received praise and recognition by the media. She is currently the Allston Burr Assistant Dean of Winthrop House at Harvard University and is working on a monograph with Peter Lang Publishing focusing on her dissertation work on the literature of William Faulkner and Richard Wright. She is also currently writing a memoir of growing up in Washington, D.C. and the genealogical memory of trauma and black women.