Our next reader: Tayari Jones!

We’re so excited for our next author in the 2014-15 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series: Tayari Jones. Below is the schedule for Tayari’s readings and signings. All readings are FREE and open to the public.

TAYARI JONES, Nov. 10-12, 2014

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Monday, November 10
Samford University: 7 p.m. at Howard Room, Beeson University Center

Tuesday, November 11
Birmingham-Southern College: 11 a.m. at Norton Theater
University of Montevallo: 3:30 p.m. at Carmichael Library, J.A. Brown Room

Wednesday, November 12
Miles College: 10 a.m., Pearson 203
University of Alabama at Birmingham: 6 p.m., Hulsey Recital Hall

About Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent most of her childhood. Although she has not lived in her hometown for over a decade, much of her writing centers on the urban south. Jones is the author of three novels: Silver Sparrow (Algonquin, 2011), which was named one of the year’s best by O Magazine, Library Journal, Slate and Salon; The Untelling (Grand Central, 2006); and Leaving Atlanta (Warner Books, 2002). The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, United States Artist Foundation, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and The Hurston/Wright Foundation, Jones is an associate professor of English at Rutgers-Newark University. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times, the Believer, and New Stories From The South. www.tayarijones.com

About the BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series
The Visiting Writers’ Series is one of the cornerstones of BACHE, a partnership among the five four-year colleges and universities in the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area. Each academic year, the BACHE VWS invites three esteemed authors to each of the five campuses as an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage with poets and prose writers of national acclaim. More details here.

The remaining readings in this year’s BACHE series are as follows:

BRIAN TURNER: February 23-25, 2015

Here is the poster, which includes the full lineup and details.

We hope to see you at the readings!