Jamaica Kincaid Talks and Shares Her Writing on Friday, April 12

April 5, 2019

Jamaica Kincaid

Writer, novelist, and professor Jamaica Kincaid will speak and share her writing in a free program on Friday, April 12 at Hudson Valley Community College. No tickets or reservations are needed to attend this event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre on the Troy campus. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience.

Kincaid, who served as a staff writer for The New Yorker for nearly a decade, skillfully softens the boundary between poetry and prose in her books and novels that include “Annie John,” “Lucy,” “At the Bottom of the River” and “A Small Place.” She has carved out a unique and cherished place in the American literary landscape. Her latest novel, “See Now Then,” reveals a marriage in all its joys and agonies, examining the ways in which the passing of time affects the consciousness of her characters, a mother, father and their two children living in New England.

She began her academic career at Harvard University in 1991, holding joint appointments in the English and African American Studies departments, and is currently the Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard. Kincaid was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and has won the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Clifton Fadiman Medal.

Kincaid’s books will be available for sale and signing at the event, which is co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Program and English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department.

Please call (518) 629-8071 or email d.gardner@hvcc.edu for more information.