Free and Open to the Public
Join acclaimed novelist and nonfiction writer Fenton Johnson
for a reading from his new essay collection Everywhere Home
and a conversation with bell hooks.
Fenton Johnson is the author of Everywhere
Home: A Life in Essays and the novel The Man
Who Loved Birds, as well as two other novels
and two additional works of nonfiction. His
essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s,
the New York Times Magazine, and many
other literary quarterlies. His book Going It
Alone: On the Dignity and Challenge of Solitude
is forthcoming in 2018.
bell hooks is among the leading public intellectuals
of her generation. Her writings cover
a broad range of topics including gender, race,
teaching, and contemporary culture across the
literary genres and include the seminal Ain't
I A Woman? Black Women and Feminism and,
more recently, Appalachian Elegy. She serves as
the Distinguished Professor in Residence in
Appalachian Studies at Berea College.