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Margo Jefferson: Constructing a Nervous System

November 16, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Margo Jefferson, the award-winning critic and author of Negroland, reads from her latest memoir, Constructing a Nervous System. A conversation with Assistant Professor of English Zinzi Clemmons and Q&A follow the reading.

Jefferson — the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism and a Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in nonfiction — previously served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, New York Magazine, the Nation and Guernica, among other publications. Her memoir, Negroland, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography in 2016. Jefferson is also the author of On Michael Jackson (2006) and Constructing A Nervous System (2022), and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.

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Organized by the Department of English and Program in Creative Writing. Co-sponsored by the Manetti Shrem Museum.


November 16, 2022
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis‎
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