The Chattahoochee Review to Host Visit by Townsend Prize Finalist on Feb. 27

02/06/2013
Contact: Beverly James
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Author: Beverly James   

For Immediate Release

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series sponsors a visit by 2012 Townsend Prize finalist, Daniel Omotosho Black, to Georgia Perimeter College from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event is free and open to the public.

Black, an assistant professor of African-American studies at Clark Atlanta University, will read and discuss his critically acclaimed works of fiction that explore the many tones, textures and tempos of African-American culture in the rural South.

In each of the four novels Black has written—“They Tell Me of a Home,” (2006); “The Sacred Place,” (2008); “Perfect Peace,” (2010); and “Twelve Gates to the City,” (2011)—he grapples with such weighty topics as communal allegiance, racial equality and gender allocation. Black employs the tools of folklore, humor and mystery to provide his readers with thought-provoking and entertaining works of fiction.

In addition to being an author and professor, Black mentors African-American youth via the Nzinga-Ndugu rites of passage society. His first novel was nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction in 2006, and his third novel was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award, the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award, the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction.

The event will be held in the JCLRC Auditorium, GPC Clarkston Campus, 555 North Indian Creek Drive. Refreshments will be provided during the book sales/signing at the end of the reading and discussion.
More information on Black can be found at: http://danielblack.org.

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The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series was created to connect the strong, vibrant, and diverse literary community The Chattahoochee Review has built over the course of its 33-year publishing history to the college’s EDGE Quality Enhancement Plan such that students will have a greater opportunity to engage with real-world writers who can better shape their writing and understanding of literature in all of its forms.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the largest state college of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 23,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.