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Feb. 6: Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winning author, gives Mark J. Bebie '70 Memorial Lecture
Feb. 6: Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winning author, gives Mark J. Bebie '70 Memorial Lecture

Lakeside will host Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award-winning author of "Salvage the Bones" (2011) and "Sing, Unburied, Sing" (2017), on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for the 25th Mark J. Bebie '70 Memorial Lecture.

Her writing has been widely acclaimed; The New York Times wrote, "Ward chronicles our American story in language that is raw, beautiful and dangerous .... [Her] singular voice and her full embrace of her anger and sorrow set this work apart from those that have trodden similar ground." Ward will share how her experiences growing up poor and black in the South influence her work.

The lecture takes place in St. Nicholas Hall and starts at 7 p.m. It is free and open to all members of the Lakeside community. RSVPs are appreciated. A reception will be held in McKay Chapel following the lecture.