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Newton Free Library presents: How to Make a Slave and Other Essays by Jerald Walker

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Newton Free Library for an evening with Jerald Walker.  He will read excerpts from and discuss his new book titled How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in nonfiction and winner of the 2020 Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction. A Q and A will follow. In addition to How to Make a Slave, Jerald Walker is the author of two memoirs, Street Shadows and The World in Flames. His work has appeared in publications such as The Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones, and has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays series. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Walker is a Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature at Emerson College.

If you wish to purchase a copy of How to Make a Slave, they are available at Newtonville Books.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ashland Public Library, the Public Library of Brookline, The State Library of Massachusetts, the Tewksbury Public Library, the Waltham Public Library, and the Watertown Free Public Library.

Please register for the zoom link here from ashlandprograms@minlib.net. Be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.


February 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Newton Free Library
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