Please join us on Wednesday, November 17th at 7 pm for The Laurie Okuma Memorial Reading presented by Nicole Sealey, as part of the Fall 2021 Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series.
Each semester, thanks to an endowment created by her family and friends, the Laurie Okuma Memorial Reading honors the memory of SDSU alumna, Laurie Matsueda Okuma. Nicole Sealey will share excerpts from her latest publications and answer questions from attendees. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Comparative Literature.
Register in advance for this event.
Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review and a Poetry International Prize, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, Cave Canem, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the Poetry Project. She is a visiting professor at Boston University and also teaches in the low-residency MFA Writers Workshop in Paris program at New York University.