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Distinguished Visiting Writer: T. Geronimo Johnson

Fiction writer T. Geronimo Johnson will give a reading, Q&A, and book signing.

Born and raised in New Orleans, T. Geronimo Johnson is the bestselling author of Welcome to Braggsville, which was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award, and Hold It ’Til It Hurts, a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.

He received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his M.A. in language, literacy, and culture from UC Berkeley. He has taught writing and held fellowships—including a Stegner Fellowship and an Iowa Arts Fellowship—at Arizona State University, Iowa, Berkeley, Western Michigan University, and Stanford.

He is the recipient of the Ernest J. Gaines Award and the Simpson Family Literary Prize. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Handwerker Gallery

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Reading, Speaker/Lecture/Discussion


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