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Ayana Mathis headlines 2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium

Acclaimed, bestselling author Ayana Mathis will deliver a keynote lecture and participate in a panel discussion at the 6th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium, “Women and Work: Women’s Stories of Work and the Great Migration” on March 3rd, 2017.

Mathis’s debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a New York Times Bestseller, a 2013 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, and an NPR Best Books of 2013.

There will be a reception at 2:30 p.m. in the Ford Lecture Hall of the Jordan Schniter Museum of Art, followed by a 3 p.m. panel discussion focusing on the Great Migration and the work of women through the lens of Ayana Mathis’s novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Panelists include Marjorie Celona, Creative Writing, and Sharon Luk, English. The panel will feature Mathis reading portions of her novel. Mathis will give a keynote lecture at 6 p.m. at the Eugene Public Library and sign books afterward.

The symposium is cosponsored by the OHC’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities. For more information go to csws.uoregon.edu

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