Cleveland State University will present the reading of a new radio play, Nineteen Forty-One, written by Dr. Adrienne Gosselin, associate professor of English at CSU, based on the real-life experience of Eleanor Warren, a young woman registering to vote for the first time in the rural South on the eve of World War II.
The reading will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. in Cleveland State’s Main Classroom Building, room 137, located at 1899 East 22nd Street.
The event is free and open to the public and is presented by CSU’s Black Studies Program, Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center and the Department of English.
Dr. Gosselin teaches African American Literature, Cultural Studies and Creative Writing at Cleveland State. She has published numerous articles on the Harlem Renaissance and is the editor of Multicultural Detective Fiction: Murder from the Other Side.
She is a recipient of the Raymond Carver Writing Award and the author of The Conjure-Man Dies, the stage adaptation of The Conjure-Man Dies, by Rudolph Fisher, the first black detective novel.
For more information, please contact Prester Pickett, Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center and Assistant to the Director of Black Studies, at 216.687.3656 or visit www.csuohio.edu/class/blackstudies.
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