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Haitian-born writer to speak Feb. 12


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Novelist Ibi Zoboi will be speaking Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in Derryberry Auditorium as part of the Center Stage series.

Published Monday Feb 11, 2019

Novelist Ibi Zoboi will be speaking Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in Derryberry Auditorium as part of the Tennessee Tech Center Stage series.

Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and immigrated to New York with her mother when she was four years old. She holds a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

She has written pieces that have been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut novel, “American Street”, went on sale in February of 2017, and was a National Book Award Finalist. Her latest young adult novel, “Pride”, was released last fall and “Black Enough”, a collection of stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America, was released in January.

She is a recipient of an award from the Women Writers of Haitian Descent and also designed and taught a course on female archetypes in world mythology to the young women of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, where she also taught creative writing and leadership classes.

She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, their three young children and three pet turtles.

Visit her website at http://ibizoboi.net for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by Tech’s general education fund. It is free and open to the public.

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