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The Hill House Association in collaboration with Duquesne University’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts presented “The Words of Wideman to be Shared in Reading”  at the Hill House Association Kaufmann Center, in the Hill District. John Edgar Wideman, a Pittsburgh native, gave a free reading and book signing. A reception followed.As America’s conversations about policing and race grows louder, Wideman returned home to share his words from books, short stories and personal experience.

Wideman was the second Black American to become a Rhodes Scholar and the first author to receive the International PEN/­Faulkner Award twice for fiction. In addition to the Anisfield-Wolf 2011 Lifetime Achievement Book Award for his contributions to understanding racism and appreciating diversity, he has received a MacArthur  “Genius Grant” and many other awards.

 

(Photos by J.L. Martello)

Source: Courier Newsroom, http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/04/25/the-             words-of-wideman-shared-in-the-hill/

Date Published: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

 

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