Please join us for the Institute for Social Research MLK Lecture: “An Afternoon with Junot Díaz.” Junot Díaz is a creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fiction editor at the Boston Review, and author many acclaimed short stories and novels. His works include: “Drown” (1996) and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (2007), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and critics have named it the best novel of the 21st century to date. In 2012, Díaz published “This is How You Lose Her” and was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. In addition to writing and teaching, Díaz is active in many community organizations like Pro-Libertad. He has been critical of United States’ policy on immigration and is currently serving as the honorary chairman of the DREAM Project. Díaz is also the co-founder of Voices of Our Nation Workshops: writing workshops of writers of color.This FREE lecture is open to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q & A.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 12 noon EST| Auditorium Rackham 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.