2022 Literary Awards

The 2022 Literary Awards Reception, Awards Ceremony, and Reading with guest speaker Claudia Rankine will be held on Thursday, April 21st. Here is the schedule of events:

April 21, 2022
5:00 pm, Reception, North Ballroom PMU
5:40 pm, Awards ceremony with words from Claudia Rankine, North Ballroom PMU
Ticket will be on sale March 29-April 18.  The cost of a single ticket will be $10.00. 
Register by April 18th at the following site:  https:/CONNECT.PURDUE.EDU/LITERARYAWARDS2022

7:30 pm, Reading, Q & A, and book signing from Claudia Rankine, Fowler Hall (free and open to the public)


RankineClaudia Rankine is the author of six collections of poetry, including Just Us: An American Conversation,  Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; three plays including HELP, which premiered in March of 2020 at The Shed, NYC,  The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) and was published by Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the co-editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind (FENCE, 2015). In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. Rankine teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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