[Blackstudies-l] Victor LaValle Reading, Sat June 17th, 7pm, Geneseo Landing at Red Hook, Brooklyn

Lytton Smith smithlj at geneseo.edu
Tue Jun 13 05:24:39 EDT 2017


*SUNY Geneseo presents: Victor LaValle Fiction Reading in Red Hook,
Brooklyn. June 17th, 7pm. Free and open to the public.*

The Geneseo Landing in Red Hook Program is pleased to announce the American
Book Award-winning novelist Victor LaValle <http://www.victorlavalle.com>,
author most recently of *The Ballad of Black Tom
<http://www.tor.com/tag/the-ballad-of-black-tom/>*, at the SUNY Geneseo
learning space in Red Hook <https://www.geneseo.edu/cidd/red-hook>, 106
Ferris Street.

*The Ballad of Black Tom*, a retort to the racism of HP Lovecraft's
stories, was one of *NPR*'s Best Books of 2016, winner of the 2016 This is
Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the 2016 Hugo,
Nebula, Locus and Bram Stoker Awards.

Writing for Slate
<http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/03/victor_lavalle_s_the_ballad_of_black_tom_and_the_work_of_h_p_lovecraft.html>,
Tammy Oler points out that "The Ballad of Black Tom couldn’t be timelier,
for Lovecraft’s influence on pop culture is more powerful than ever
<https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/08/hp-lovecraft-125/401471/>,
even as criticisms of his racism and xenophobia
<http://www.salon.com/2014/09/11/its_ok_to_admit_that_h_p_lovecraft_was_racist/>have
swept through literary and fan circles." For more about the book, read an
interview
<http://www.npr.org/2016/02/29/468558238/the-ballad-of-black-tom-offers-a-tribute-and-critique-of-lovecraft>
with LaValle at NPR.org.

This reading is made possible through the sponsorship of the Teaching and
Learning Center at SUNY Geneseo, and through the support of the Geneseo
Landing at Red Hook program.

For more information, contact Dr. Lytton Smith, smithlj at geneseo.edu,
Assistant Professor of English / Creative Writing / Black Studies Faculty.

-- 
Dr. Lytton Smith
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing / Black Studies Faculty
Director of the Geneseo Literary Forum
226b Welles Hall

For a list of Geneseo Allies for Social Justice and Diversity, visit
http://bit.ly/2fQrRne.
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