Famous author and Kalamazoo Valley alumna NoViolet Bulawayo will read from her new book on June 3 Art Hop | New

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College NoViolet Bulawayo, author of two books, “We Need New Names” and “Glory”, returns to Kalamazoo for special broadcasts on June 3. Her debut book “We Need New Names” was a Booker Prize finalist and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and numerous other literary awards.

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Kalamazoo Valley Community College NoViolet Bulawayo, author of two books, “We Need New Names” and “Glory”, returns to Kalamazoo for special broadcasts on June 3. Her debut book “We Need New Names” was a Booker Prize finalist and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and numerous other literary awards.

“Glory,” her second novel, was released earlier this year to rave reviews. Bulawayo moved to United States of Zimbabwe and graduated from Kalamazoo Valley in 2003. She completed her training with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Cornell University. There she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She was also a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

A luncheon honoring his accomplishments will be held at the college’s Anna Whitten Hall on June 3 at noon. After lunch, Bulawayo will read an excerpt from his new book and answer questions from the audience.

To 5:30 p.m. during Art Hop at Anna Whitten Hall, Bulawayo will present another reading of “Glory.” To 6:30 p.m.she will be available for book signings at the Center for New Media following the presentation of the winners of the college’s 11th Juried Alumni+. Art exhibition.

A total of 29 alumni submitted 53 works which are included in the Alumni+ Art exhibition. The Jury Show will run throughout June and includes many different types of art. It is intended to provide alumni with the opportunity to show off their talent while competing for cash prizes.

Advance copies of “Glory” are available at Kalamazoo Valley Community College Bookstore, This is a bookstore and other local retailers. Copies of the book will also be available for sale at June 3 during both programs.

Anna Whitten Hall is located on the college’s Arcadia Commons campus in downtown Kalamazoo. Parking is available in the Eleanor Street parking ramp.

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