Thursday, January 24, 2013
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: University Hall, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Group: English Department
Mecca Sullivan will read from her work and then give a short talk titled "My Work in Context"
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is the author of the short story collection, Blue Talk and Love (Lubin & Kleyner 2013). Her fiction has appeared in Callaloo, Best New Writing, American Fiction: Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers, Crab Orchard Review, Bloom, Lumina, 2010 Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize Stories, Baobab: South African Journal of New Writing, and others. She is the winner of the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the William Gunn Fiction Award, the James Baldwin Memorial Playwriting Award, and fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, the Pan-African Literary Forum in Ghana, the Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and the Center for Fiction in New York City, where she received the 2011 Emerging Writer Fellowship. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published critical and non-fiction essays in GLQ: Lesbian and Gay Studies Quarterly, Jacket2, American Visions, Palimpsest: Journal on Women, Gender and the Black International and The Feminist Wire, where she serves as an Editorial Collective member. She is currently Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Williams College, and is completing her first novel.