Washington Post columnist Donna Britt will read publicly from her memoir,
Brothers (& Me), at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Smith Hall 154. The reading,
which is free and open to the public, is part of the Visiting Writers Series
which is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the English Department.
Britt wrote for The Detroit Free Press and USA Today before she joined The Washington Post as a columnist in 1991. Her column explores issues of race relations in America, gender politics, popular trends, books, film, music and various other topics.
She was born in Gary, Ind., the sole daughter in a family of four. She studied film at Hampton University before going on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. During her last year in Ann Arbor, her older brother Darrell was shot to death by Gary police – the subject of Brothers (& Me), which was listed as one of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” in O Magazine.
Britt has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, and she received a Distinguished Writing Award for commentary and column writing from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
For more information, contact Dr. Rachael Peckham in the Department of English at ext. 6-3649.
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