Dinaw Mengestu Literacy and Community Workshop
Past Event ....... April 26th, 2011 — 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the Couture Room, noted Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu will be presenting a class/workshop on writing about the immigrant experience. The program is open to high school and college students; it is free and no registration is required.
In 2010, Mengestu was named by New Yorker magazine as one of the “20 under 40″ writers worth watching. His most recent novel is last year’s How to Read the Air, an autobiographical-based tale which portrays the son of Ethiopian immigrants in his quest to find a place in America.
This class/workshop is being done in collaboration with Bates College who is bringing Mengestu to Lewiston. The author will be speaking on the Bates campus at a free, public event that same evening: Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge (56 Campus Avenue, Lewiston). For more details, see the Sun Journal’s Encore article.
For more information on the LPL program, call the Reference Desk at 513-3135.
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