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Reading by Sheri Reynolds & Benjamin Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

Literary Festival
University Theatre + Online
Monday, Oct 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET)

Sheri Reynolds’ newest novel, The Tender Grave, was released in March of 2021. She is also the author of the novels Bitterroot Landing, The Rapture of Canaan (an Oprah book club selection and New York Times bestseller), A Gracious Plenty, Firefly Cloak, The Sweet In-Between, The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb, and the play, Orabelle's Wheelbarrow. Sheri teaches creative writing and literature at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she currently serves as department chair of English. She lives in the town of Cape Charles on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley was born to two True Temper wheelbarrow factory workers and belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. He is the Affrilachian author of the collections Demos: An American Multitude (Milkweed, 2021), Colonize Me (Saturnalia, 2019), and Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot (University of Nebraska Press, 2018). He is the recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Tickner Center, and Kundiman, among others. His recent work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets: LatiNEXT, Native Voices: Honoring Indigenous Poetry, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Poetry, and Tin House.

For more information, please contact the ODU Department of English at (757) 683-3991 or email Illustration by Rhiannon Smith.

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