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Furious Flower Poetry Reading with Nadine Pinede

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Arts Council's Court Square Theater (Downtown Harrisonburg)

The poet Nadine Pinede is the daughter of Haitian immigrants and a first-generation American. She was the first Rhodes Scholar of Haitian descent and earned a Masters in English and French literature from St. John’s College at Oxford University. Nadine also received a Ph.D. at Indiana University and an MFA in Fiction from the Whidbey Writers Workshop/Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and journalism, Nadine is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Hurston-Wright Foundation, and the Brown Foundation.

Nadine is the author of a poetry chapbook, An Invisible Geography, and her fiction was published in Haiti Noir, edited by Edwidge Danticat.

A brief question and answer session will follow the reading.

This event is offered by Furious Flower, JMU School of Art, Design and Art History, JMU Department of English, JMU College of Arts and Letters, and Arts Council of the Valley. It is part of a larger programming effort for A Book for the 'Burg, a new community reading experience. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and does not require participants to have read the book.