Book Talk: Natasha Trethewey, author of “Memorial Drive"
October 28, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
As part of Cleveland Book Week 2021, Ursuline College presents a free, virtual, public talk by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author of “Memorial Drive," praised as an instant classic.
Memorial Drive is Trethewey's "testimony, embrace, remembrance and investigation of the life and death of her mother, née Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough," according to the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honored the book in the nonfiction category this year. The book also investigates the Mississippi context that formed and informed both women.
Ursuline College community members campus-wide are reading this book as part of our continuing diversity education series and in anitcipation of Trethewey's talk.
Based in Cleveland, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award is the only juried American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity. Ursuline thanks the Cleveland Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges Legacies of American Slavery initiative for their support of this author talk.
This author talk was made possible in part by support from the Cleveland Foundation and the Council for Independent Colleges’ Legacies of American Slavery initiative.