Thursday, December 6, 2018, Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 PM: Eddy Harris
Please join us for a reading of recent creative nonfiction by Eddy Harris! Introduced by Professor Barry Muchnick.
Eddy Harris is the author of six books of literary non-fiction. His books are sometimes classified as memoir, sometimes, as travel writing, sometimes as cultural reportage, and always as books about identity and race in America -- even when he's writing about traveling in Africa or living in Paris. As USA Today put it "Eddy Harris isn't your everyday tourist. His travels almost always have a purpose, and that purpose is to write about not only what he sees, but what he feels."
Born an Indiana Hoosier but raised in St. Louis, the city which claims him as a native son, he began his writing career immediately after graduating from Stanford University and three weeks working at IBM. He lives in France and has just completed a documentary film River to the Heart -- an examination of the myth and reality of place.
VOICES gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Alliance, the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee and the Department of English.