SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 7 PM
CENTRAL LIBRARY, GRAND LOBBY
A biannual presentation, Message from the Library hosts leading cultural figures commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to reflect on today’s most critical issues in our local and global communities. The series is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.
In a Message entitled “How Not to Die,” which will be available as a hand-printed chapbook, celebrated author Edwidge Danticat discusses the yearning for wellness, health and continuity in the half-light of Danticat’s own and her loved ones’ brushes with mortality. Danticat’s books include The Farming of Bones, Krik? Krak! and Breath, Eyes, Memory. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow.
Join us for this important lecture in Central Library’s historic lobby by registering here. The event is free and open to the public while tickets last.
This event is accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Open Captioning service is being provided, in part, by a grant from NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus.
Message from the Library is made possible through support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.