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UW Scholar-in-Residence to Read Her Written Works March 25

March 22, 2017
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Briallen Hopper

Briallen Hopper, the first scholar-in-residence for the University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies (AADS) program, will offer a free public reading of her work Saturday, March 25.

Hopper, a Yale University English lecturer, will read from her creative nonfiction works from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library. Her writing can be found in the Huffington Post, Chronicle, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, New Republic and Killing the Buddha, where her piece “White People Problems: A Time for Burning after Ferguson” was recently published.

Hopper writes about American and African-American literature, political protest, popular culture, religion, education and film. She is a fellow at Ezra Stiles College and the Faculty Fellow at the University Church in Yale. Additionally, she teaches in the Warrior-Scholar Project and the Freshman Scholars Program at Yale.

She has been on campus this week offering two other programs earlier on the screening of “Malcom X,” starring Denzel Washington, and hosting a “Writing for the Public” workshop.

“Briallen is a widely known public academic. This is the first scholar-in-residence weeklong opportunity that AADS has hosted,” says AADS Director Tracey Patton.

For more information, email Patton at topatton@uwyo.edu.


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