The New Orleans Museum of Music and Cultural Arts will host Dr. Jerry Ward at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, at their 124 Baronne Street location, which is adjacent to Crescent City Books. Ward will read from and sign his new book of poems, Fractal Song. Reception at 6 p.m. Event begins at [6:30]. By special request, Dave Brinks will open.
Jerry Ward, Distinguished Honorary Professor (2015-2017) at Central China Normal University, is the author of THE KATRINA PAPERS: A Journal of Trauma and Recovery (2008) and co-editor of the Cambridge History of African American Literature (2011). Ward spent 32 years as the Lawrence Durgin Professor of Literature at Tougaloo College and 10 years as Professor of English at Dillard University. Recognized as one of the leading experts on Richard Wright, he is a founding member of the Richard Wright Circle and co-edited The Richard Wright Encyclopedia (2008). He lives in New Orleans and has numerous publications both in the USA and in China.