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The Nafissa Thompson-Spires event has been rescheduled

After having to cancel last month’s author event, the Illini Union Bookstore has rescheduled An Evening with Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of the One Book One Campus selection Heads of the Colored People. 

On December 10th at 7 p.m. in the Illini rooms at the Illini Union, you can hear Thompson-Spires speak, then stick around for a reception and book signing.

Until just recently, Thompson-Spires was an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies here at the University of Illinois. Her book of short stories, which through her characters give us glimpses into the diverse experiences of black Americans, has been longlisted for the National Book Award. It’s an engrossing read and if you haven’t read it yet, then please do so. You can find it at the Illini Union Bookstore — you can find it all over the place but you know, shop local and stuff — and it will also be for sale at the event.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Image from Illini Union Bookstore Facebook page

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