An Evening with Transition Magazine

featuring

KAITLYN GREENIDGE
KIRSTEN GREENIDGE

presenting

Transition 118

Date

Nov
20
Friday
November 20, 2015
8:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Join Harvard Book Store and Transition for a conversation with issue 118 contributor KAITLYN GREENIDGE—author of "Nymphadora of Spring City, 1929," an excerpt from her forthcoming book We Love You, Charlie Freeman—and her sister, playwright KIRSTEN GREENIDGE, whose play Milk Like Sugar will open at the Huntington Theatre in January 2016. These award-winning authors both utilize historical research in their work and will talk on the uses, misuses, and limits of research in creative writing. 

Kaitlyn Greenidge
Kaitlyn Greenidge

Kaitlyn Greenidge

Kaitlyn Greenidge received her MFA from Hunter College, where she studied with Colum McCann, Peter Carey, and was Colson Whitehead's writing assistant as part of the Hertog Research Fellowship. Greenidge was the recipient of a Pushcart Prize (for an excerpt from We Love You, Charlie Freeman) and the Bernard Cohen Short Story Prize. She was a Bread Loaf scholar, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace artist-in-residence, and a Johnson State College visiting emerging writer. Her work has appeared in the Believer, the Feminist Wire, At Length, Fortnight Journal, Green Mountains Review, Afrobeat Journal, the Tottenville Review, and American Short Fiction. Originally from Boston, she now lives in Brooklyn.

Photo Credit: Syreeta McFadden

Kirsten Greenidge
Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge is a Village Voice/Obie Award winner and a recent PEN/America Laura Pels Award recipient. She is the author of Luck of the Irish premiered at the Huntington in 2011), Splendor, Bossa Nova, Milk Like Sugar, Rust, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land, 103 Within the Veil, and The Gibson Girl. She is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, a recipient of an NEA/TCG residency at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and was playwright-in-residence at Company One Theatre. She has also received Sundance’s Time Warner Award for Bossa Nova. Her play Milk Like Sugar will be performed at the Huntington in January 2016.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

Event Series: Transition Magazine

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the black world and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate. Now, in an age that demands ceaseless improvisation, they aim to be both an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.

Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Find Transition on Twitter at @Transition_Mag and on the web at http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/transition. Transition partners with Harvard Book Store several times a year for a discussion based on their latest issue.

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