the minnesota review invites you to the Visiting Writers Series craft talk with writers Emily Raboteau and Victor LaValle at 3:30 PM, Friday, February 1 in Shanks 370/80 on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA.
Emily Raboteau is an American fiction writer, essayist, and City College of New York professor who grew up in New Jersey and received an MFA from New York University. Her first novel, The Professor’s Daughter, was published in 2005. Her second book, Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora, a work of creative nonfiction, has just been published by Atlantic Monthly Press.
Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, three novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and The Devil in Silver, and an ebook only novella, Lucretia and the Kroons. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the key to Southeast Queens. He was raised in Queens, New York.
We hope to see you there!