Author Edwidge Danticat will touch upon Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art and influences. Danticat will build her talk around a version of her essay "Welcoming Ghost," which is part of her book “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.” Books will be available at the PAMM Shop and Edwidge Danticat will be signing after the lecture.
Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including "Breath, Eyes, Memory," an Oprah's Book Club selection, "Krik? Krak!," a National Book Award finalist, and "The Farming of Bones," an American Book Award winner, and the novel-in-stories, "The Dew Breaker." She is the editor of "The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States" and "The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures," "Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2," and "Best American Essays 2011." She has written six books for young adults and children: "Anacaona," "Golden Flower," "Behind the Mountains," "Eight Days," "The Last Mapou," "Mama's Nightingale," and "Untwine," as well as a travel narrative, "After the Dance, A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel." Her memoir, "Brother, I’m Dying," was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.