Writers at Rutgers featuring Hafizah Augustus Geter
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 07:30pm
Where: College Avenue Student Center - Multipurpose Room
Category: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, 2023-2024 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series
Writers at Rutgers is a series that creates the opportunity for exchange between well-known writers of diverse backgrounds and Rutgers students, faculty, and the general public. The event includes an author reading, Q&A session, book sale and signing, and catered reception. Free to attend. Register for free parking here.
Hafizah Augustus Geter is a Nigerian U.S. writer born in Zaria, Nigeria, and raised in Akron, OH, and Columbia, SC. Her debut memoir, The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin (Random House, 2022) is a New Yorker Magazine Best Book of 2022, a Good Morning America Anticipated Book, and winner of a 2023 PEN Open Book award and a 2023 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction. She is the author of the poetry collection Un-American (Wesleyan University Press), an NAACP Image Award and PEN Open Book Award finalist. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Bomb Magazine, Boston Review, The Believer, The Paris Review, The Funamblist, and Harper's Bazaar, among others. She is a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit and lives in Brooklyn, NY.