17 Apr BABEL: Jesmyn Ward Categories: Official JB Events Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive), 2: BABEL Archive, Just Buffalo History (2010s)
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.
About the Author
(Photograph of Jesmyn Ward © Beowulf Sheehan)
About the Book
Sing, Unburied, Sing
“Ward’s [Sing, Unburied, Sing] is a true triple threat, expert in prose, human observation, and social commentary.”
With Sing, Unburied, Sing, which earned her a second National Book Award in 2017, Ward gives us a road novel through Mississippi’s past and present that explores the bonds of a family tested by racism and poverty. Sing, Unburied, Sing is a singular Southern odyssey that strikes at the heart of life in the rural South. Margaret Atwood called it a “wrenching new novel . . . [that] digs deep into the not-buried heart of the American nightmare. A must!” Sing was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by The New York Times and Time. The Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly also called Sing, Unburied, Sing one of the year’s best books. The book is also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Aspen Words Literary Prize.
“[A] tour de force . . . Ward is an attentive and precise writer who dazzles with natural and supernatural observations and lyrical details . . . she continues telling stories we need to hear with rare clarity and power.”
—O, the Oprah Magazine
Download the Reader’s Guide for Sing, Unburied, Sing (provided by Penguin RandomHouse).
Single event tickets are good for one BABEL event at Kleinhans for the 2017-2018 season. VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.
- General Admission: $35
- General Admission (Student Discount): $10
- General Admission (Library Card Discount): $30
- VIP Patron: $100
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