City Tech’s 34th Annual Literary Arts Festival will take place on Thursday, March 26th, at 5:30pm in Voorhees Theater (186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn). The event, featuring a renowned writer along with student readings and performances, is free and open to the community. Please join us!
We are excited to announce that this year’s special guest speaker will be Dinaw Mengestu, an Ethiopian-American writer whose works include The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Penguin, 2007); Children of the Revolution(Vintage, 2008), How to Read the Air (Penguin, 2010), and All Our Names (Knopf, 2014). His fiction and journalism have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, and The Wall Street Journal. Mengestu is the recipient ofThe New York Times Notable Book Award (2007), The Guardian First Book Award (2007), The Los Angeles TimesBook Prize (2008), The New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40” Fiction Distinction (2010), and a MacArthur Fellowship (2012), among other accolades. He is the Lannan Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University, where he teaches Creative Writing. He and his family reside in New York.
Here are links to his Sunday Routine profile and a review of his most recent novel, All Our Names: