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Join Living Writers for a presentation by Emily Bernard, author of Black Is the Body. This virtual event is free and open to the public. It begins at 4:45 p.m.

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Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Emily Bernard earned a PhD in American Studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship at Harvard University. Her essays have appeared in The American Scholar and The Best American Essays. In addition to Black Is the Body, she has published books on figures in the Harlem Renaissance as well as an edited collection about interracial friendship. Prof. Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont.

A signature program of Colgate University since 1980, Living Writers is a master class in how works of literature come to be. It’s free, and anyone can join: alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, friends of the University. The only prerequisite is a passion for reading.

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Living Writers is led by faculty in the Department of English with generous support from the Olive B. O'Connor Fund as well as the President and the Provost/Dean of the Faculty.

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