March 06, 2015, BY Kathryn Kopchik

Percival Everett Author Percival Everett will give a reading of his works of fiction Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

Everett also will participate in a conversation about his writing on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

The author will talk with Bucknell Professor of English Anthony Stewart about the implications for the country of the election of the first African-American president as part of the Griot Institute series, "Post-Obama Paradigms: Problems and Potentialities."

The events, which are free and open to the public, are co-sponsored with the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Stadler Center for Poetry, the English Department, and the University Lectureship Committee.

Everett is an American writer who has written 19 books in 22 years, including a farcical Western, a savage satire of the publishing industry, a children's story spoofing counting books, retellings of the Greek myths of Medea and Dionysus, and a philosophical tract narrated by a 4-year-old.

A Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, Everett teaches courses in creative writing, American studies and critical theory. His writing has earned him the PEN USA 2006 Literary Award, the Academy Award for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, and the New American Writing Award.