Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Jesmyn Ward (Virtual)

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Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner (for her novels “Salvage the Bones” and “Sing, Unburied, Sing”) and the youngest person to receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Jesmyn Ward.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email

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This event is virtual and will take place on Zoom

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with connection info for joining the virtual event. Please hold on to the confirmation email. A few minutes before the event start time, please use the connection info in the email to join us. If this is your first Zoom event with the Library, please visit our How to Join page.