Percival Everett

Percival Everett is an American writer and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California. In 22 years, he has written 19 books, 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 four-year-old.

Everett teaches courses in creative writing, American studies and critical theory. Everett's 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.

Tuesday, March 17

Fiction Reading by Percival Everett, Bucknell Hall at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18

Discussion: "Post-Obama Paradigms: Problems and Potentialities a Conversation with Percival Everett", Gallery Theatre at 7 p.m.

(both events co-sponsored by the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, Stadler Center for Poetry, Multicultural Student Services, and the Department of English

Friday, April 10

Brawley Fund Applications are DUE.


Recent Events:

Tuesday, Jan. 20

FREE film screening: Selma

On Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, in recognition of the profound significance of his life and accomplishments, The Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Multicultural Student Services will provide free tickets and transportation for students, faculty, and staff to attend a screening of the acclaimed film Selma at the Lycoming Mall.

Sunday, Feb. 1

Black History Month Bus Trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibit: Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

Bucknell students are welcome to sign-up for a bus trip on Sunday, February 1 to see the new exhibit Represent: 200 Years of African American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

co-sponsored by the Griot Institute, MSS, and the Samek Museum

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Talk/Lecture: "Soledad O'Brien Presents: Black in America".

Featuring panelists Alderman French, Julianne Malveaux, a surprise celebrity (via Skype) and a Bucknell Community Member.

sponsored by the Student Lectureship Committee, CAP Center and BSG

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Wacky Wednesday

All students are invited to this fun study break featuring interactive activities and delicious snacks!

Wednesday, Feb. 11

"Barack Obama, Ferguson, and Evidence of Things Unsaid" with Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
Part of the Griot Institute's Post-Obama Paradigms Series.

event co-sponsored by MSS

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Saturday, Feb. 28

Black Arts Festival

Presented by the Black Student Union

Sunday, March 1

Film screening: Dear White People  @ the Campus Theatre: FREE Admission)
For more info on the film view this trailer:

co-sponsored by BSG, BSU, the CAP Center, and MSS



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