Feb 13 2020
Patricia Smith and Robert Lopez Reading

Patricia Smith and Robert Lopez Reading

Presented by University of Utah Guest Writers Series and Hivemind Bookclub of Salt Lake City at Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn

Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist; and Gotta Go, Gotta Flow, a collaboration with award-winning Chicago photographer Michael Abramson.  Her other books include the poetry volumes Teahouse of the AlmightyClose to DeathBig Towns Big TalkLife According to Motown; the children’s book Janna and the Kings and the history Africans in America, a companion book to the award-winning PBS series. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Baffler, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Tin House and in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays and Best American Mystery Stories. She co-edited The Golden Shovel Anthology—New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and edited the crime fiction anthology Staten Island Noir.

Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, Part of the WorldKamby Bolongo Mean River, All Back Full, and two story collections, Asunder and Good People. A new book, A Better Class Of People, will be published by Four Way Books in 2021. He teaches at The New School, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University, and the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College. He was a fellow in fiction for the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2010 and Visiting Writer at Syracuse University for fall, 2018. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public.

Dates & Times

2020/02/13 - 2020/02/13

Location Info

Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn

54 Finch Lane (1320 East 100 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84102