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Storytelling for Change: Environmental Racism and Literature with Kiese Laymon & Imbolo Mbue, Sponsored by Literary Arts & The Lyceum Agency

Sat, March 11 from 12:10 pm - 1:25 pm PST
800 Convention Place Seattle, WA 98101

This event takes place at the AWP conference in Seattle, WA. You must be registered for the conference through AWP to attend. More info at awpwriter.org. Virtual-only registration available.

Saturday, March 11,
12:10–1:25 p.m. PT
Ballroom 1, Level 5, Seattle Convention Center
A conversation on storytelling, environmental racism, and activism. Set in a fictional African village being polluted by an oil company, Imbolo Mbue’s latest novel confronts environmental devastation, corporate colonialism, and activism. Kiese Laymon’s multigenerational roots in Mississippi have led him to consider climate justice and the ways that extractive agriculture, corporate interests, and the legacy of slavery impact communities of color in the U.S.
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