Monday Music

Happy Black Heritage Month (check it out here, here, here, here, or on campus starting Tuesday with a reading with award-winning fiction writer Dr. Amina Gautier, author of At-Risk (2011)–scroll down for more info on the event*.

As for the music, I heard George Higgs’ music thanks to the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Just goes to show you that you don’t need amps and fireworks to make soul-stirring music.

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*Celebrate Black Heritage Month at HWC with Dr. Amina Gautier, author of At-Risk (2011)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 103

Dr. Amina Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her short story collection At-Risk. More than seventy-five of her stories have been published, appearing in Best African American Fiction, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, and Southern Review among other places. Her stories have won the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, the Danahy Prize, the Jack Dyer Prize, the Schlafly Microfiction Award, and the William Richey Award as well as scholarships and fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and Ucross Foundation, as well as artist grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Event Co-Sponsored by the HWC Creative Writing Club, the Black Heritage Committee, and the Office of Instruction. Contact Jacob Wilkenfeld (English) for more info.

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