A Conversation With Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey


Location: Near Northwest Neighborhood 1013 Portage Avenue

Trethewey Natasha Photo 2

Born in Gulfport, Mississippi to a mixed-race couple one year before the Loving vs. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court case officially ended bans on interracial marriage, Natasha Trethewey's poetry examines "memory and the racial legacy of America."

Ms. Trethewey has received numerous awards including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her work, Native Guard. 

Join us for what will surely be a powerful evening of poetry and conversation as Ms. Trethewey will be sharing her story and experience from her book, Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir. 



The Initiative on Race and Resilience

Near Northwest Neighborhood

Brain Lair Books

Center for Social Concerns.