Please join us in welcoming Dionne Irving for a fiction reading. She will read from her latest collection, The Islands. A book signing will follow. Open to the public.
The Islands presents “[p]owerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism, and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida and more.”
Dionne Irving is originally from Toronto, Ontario. In addition to The Islands (Catapult Books), she is the author of Quint (7.13 Books). Her work has appeared in Story, Boulevard, LitHub, Missouri Review, and New Delta Review, among other journals and magazines. Irving teaches in the Creative Writing Program and the Initiative on Race and Resilience at the University of Notre Dame.
This series welcomes the campus and the Carrollton community to attend events with artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines once a semester. It is made possible through the generosity of Michael and Andrea Stone, who share with the School of the Arts a commitment to improving and enriching the community through arts-based programming.
Time of Event: 6:00 PM
Location of Event: University of West Georgia, Campus Center Ballroom 108.2