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[Past Event] Brit Bennett Fiction with Dr. Renee Curry | Livestream Zoom

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Brit Bennett is a young African-American writer who has authored two novels that immediately hit the New York Times Bestseller List. Born and raised in Southern California and educated both at Stanford and the University of Michigan, Bennett writes vividly about women, race, bodies, community, protest, yearning, death, and place. "The Mothers" (2016) explores the lives of three young African-American women growing up in a conservative Christian community, and "The Vanishing Half" (2020) is a story about twins, one of whom decides to "pass as white." This novel dives deeply into questions of racial ambiguity and the performance of whiteness. Let's read and discuss this exciting work together while Bennett is at the beginning of her career. And then, we'll have future opportunities to watch her grow.


Tuition: $65.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3, 10 *10:00 am - noon* (6 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Renée Curry, Ph.D., is Professor of Literature Emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay.