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UM-Flint “Common Read” Author Edwidge Danticat to Speak on Campus March 12

  • March 8th, 2012 By: UM-Flint News

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Danticat will meet with students and faculty to discuss her work and answer questions about the memoir Brother, I’m Dying.

Edwidge Danticat, author of the book selected for UM-Flint’s inaugural “Common Read,” Brother, I’m Dying, will participate in the project’s final event on Monday, March 12th at 4 p.m., University Center Happenings Room. Danticat’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

Also on that date, Danticat will meet with students and faculty to discuss her work and answer questions about the memoir Brother, I’m Dying.

The faculty-led “Common Read Project” involved faculty working closely with academic and student affairs. Brother, I’m Dying was selected by the 2011 Common Read Committee chaired by Professor Peggy Kahn of the Political Science department and Aimi Moss, director of Academic Advising.

The charge of the committee was to select a book that inspires intellectual curiosity, prepares students for the challenging reading that is part of a university education, and contributes to the university as a community of ideas, inquiry, and discussion. The committee also develops programming around the book’s themes and issues.

Funding for the program was provided by the Frances Willson Thompson family through the Critical Issues Forum endowment.

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