Readings and Talks: Mat Johnson's Loving Day

  • HHH Inst. of Public Affairs-Cowles Auditorium 301 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States
Eventbrite - Black Book Talk: Mat Johnson

Join the Givens Foundation for a Black Books Talk featuring writer Mat Johnson. 

at Johnson is the author of the novels Loving DayPymDrop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin FellowshipThe Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. 

Mat Johnson is a Professor at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

The Givens Foundation's readings and talks have become a fixture on the Twin Cities' cultural landscape for bringing literary excellence to broad and diverse audiences. Our events provide rare opportunities to publicly define the state of the art of African American literature and to locate the work and contributions of national as well as Twin Cities African American writers within the present authoring of our literary tradition.

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This event is made possible through the support of Target, General Mills, and the voters of Minnesota, through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.