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The 2017 Langston Hughes Festival

The 2017 Langston Hughes Festival

12:30 pm - A Symposium On The Work of Zadie Smith

Tracey L. Walters, Ph. D., Nicole Dennis-Benn, Robert Higney, Ph.D. and moderator Professor Vanessa K. Valdes, Ph.D. discuss Smith's writing and its impact on the literary landscape. 

6:30 pm - Award Ceremony

Please join us as we present Zadie Smith with The Langston Hughes Medal. The evening will include a reading by Zadie Smith, a conversation with Professor Emily Raboteau, an award presentation by Jacqueline Woodson and a special musical guest. 

These events will take place at the Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York, 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue in Harlem. To register for these free events, please click the photograph above.