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Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose Series: Jeff Sharlet

The Department of English & Creative Writing welcomes Professor Jeff Sharlet to read from his latest book "This Brilliant Darkness" for the Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose series.

Thursday, April 9, 2020
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Sanborn Library, Sanborn House
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 4:30 PM in Sanborn Library for a reading from Professor Jeff Sharlet's new book This Brilliant Darkness.

Jeff Sharlet is associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth, and the best-selling author of The Family (made into a Netflix documentary series), This Brilliant Darkness, C Street, and Sweet Heaven When I Die. His work has earned numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award and the Outspoken Award.

Praise for This Brilliant Darkness:

"Sharlet's haunting photos accompany clipped, pointillist, but expressive prose that evokes character and tragedy...The result is a triumph of visual and written storytelling, both evocative and moving." – Publisher's Weekly

"Bless Jeff Sharlet for not walking away, but sharing his humanity by bridging the deadly gap of isolation with love." – Terry Tempest Williams

"Sharlet provides a poignant and wholly intimate portrait of the lives of those who are often overlooked in our society, breathing a sense of humanity in a part of our world that is so often inhumane. A highly recommended book that is at times difficult to take in and difficult to put down." – Library Journal

"A phenomenally original book that will press into your chest about as deeply as literature can go. Sharlet is his generation’s Steinbeck." – Timothy Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Norwich Bookstore.

The street address of Sanborn House is 19 N. Main Street, Hanover NH. The main entrance to Sanborn House is located to the left of the Baker Library entrance, when facing the bell tower from the Dartmouth Green. Sanborn Library is located on the first floor of Sanborn House. Ramp access from outside can be found between the Baker Library and Sanborn House entrances.

For more information, contact:
Bruch Lehmann
(603) 646-3993

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.