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W. Ralph Eubanks on "A Place Like Mississippi"

2021-03-25 19:00:00 2021-03-25 20:00:00 America/New_York W. Ralph Eubanks on "A Place Like Mississippi" In "A Place Like Mississippi," award-winning author and Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks treats us to a literary tour of the evocative landscapes that have inspired writers in every era. From Faulkner to Wright, Welty to Trethewey, Mississippi has been both a backdrop and a central character in some of the most compelling prose and poetry of modern literature. Virtual

Thursday, March 25
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Add to Calendar 2021-03-25 19:00:00 2021-03-25 20:00:00 America/New_York W. Ralph Eubanks on "A Place Like Mississippi" In "A Place Like Mississippi," award-winning author and Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks treats us to a literary tour of the evocative landscapes that have inspired writers in every era. From Faulkner to Wright, Welty to Trethewey, Mississippi has been both a backdrop and a central character in some of the most compelling prose and poetry of modern literature. Virtual

In "A Place Like Mississippi," award-winning author and Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks treats us to a literary tour of the evocative landscapes that have inspired writers in every era. From Faulkner to Wright, Welty to Trethewey, Mississippi has been both a backdrop and a central character in some of the most compelling prose and poetry of modern literature.

Immersing us in these spaces, Eubanks helps us understand that Mississippi is not only a state but a state of mind. Or as Faulkner is said to have observed, “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.”

W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of "A Place Like Mississippi," "Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past," and "The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South." Eubanks has contributed articles to the Washington Post Outlook and Style sections, WIRED, The Hedgehog Review, The Wall Street Journal, The American Scholar, The New Yorker, and National Public Radio. A graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.A., English Language and Literature), he is a recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and has been a fellow at the New America Foundation. Ralph lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three children. From 1995 to 2013 he was director of publishing for the Library of Congress and is the former editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Currently he is a visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Presented by the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Prince George's County Human Relations Commission.

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