Visiting Writers Series

Erin Aubry Kaplan

Erin Aubry Kaplan

The Creative Writing Department is pleased to announce its third Visiting Writers Series event of Fall 2011, an evening with essayist and journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan, who will read from and discuss her new book "Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches From a Black Journalista."

Kaplan will read at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in Hall of Letters 100, with a reception and book signing afterwards. This event is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kaplan has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues since 1992. Her piece “Blue Like Me” won the PEN USA 2001 award for journalism. The first black columnist in the history of the Los Angeles Times, she also regularly contributes to many publications such as, Essence, Oxford-American, Black Enterprise, BlackAmericaWeb, Ms. and the Independent.

For information please contact the Creative Writing Department at 909-748-8260.


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