February 6, 2011 – Haitian-Canadian writer Myriam Chancy presented excerpts from her recent novels: The Loneliness of Angels (2010), The Scorpion’s Claw (2005), and Spirit of Haiti (2003). She is an influential feminist literary critic who has authored Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women and Searching for Safe Spaces: Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile. Professor Chancy teaches Caribbean literature, African Diaspora studies, and creative writing at the University of Cincinnati. After the event, her books were available for purchase with proceeds donated to Haitian Earthquake Relief.
Morgan Fellows Anne Bohlen and Jean Gregorek sponsored this series of readings by established and emerging multi-ethnic writers. All Fireside Readings took place in the the Barbara Slaner Winslow Reading Room at the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom located on the Antioch College campus.
About Antioch College
Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education in the 20th century by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today's liberal arts education - self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation - had an early start at Antioch College. Ownership of Antioch College was transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation in September 2009. The newly independent college will admit its first class in the fall of 2011.
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