Two Rivers Reading Series at Anoka-Ramsey Community College presents a reading and discussion of A Good Time for the Truth, featuring editor Sun Yung Shin and contributing authors David Lawrence Grant and Andrea Jenkins
October 24, 2017
As part of the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series, editor Sun Yung Shin and authors David Lawrence Grant and Andrea Jenkins will read from and discuss their anthology, A Good Time for the Truth, Wednesday, Nov. 1, noon to 12:50 and 2 to 2:50 pm at the Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room.
A Good Time for the Truth is a collection of essays written by 16 of Minnesota’s best authors about their diverse experiences of race in Minnesota. Alexs Pate has said of the book, “You will not be able to read this book without changing. Minnesota will never be the same.”
The Two Rivers Reading Series provides students, faculty, staff, and the public access to award-winning authors, poets and playwrights each semester. The series events strive to make learning more comprehensive by combining classwork with real-world experiences. More than 10 faculty at Anoka-Ramsey in several different composition, literature, reading and creative writing classes are having students read A Good Time for the Truth in their courses.
"This is a great time for a discussion of the truth about race in Minnesota through the eyes of those who have lived it,” said Jennifer Willcutt, Reading, English Language Learning and Study Skills faculty and member of the Two Rivers Reading Series Committee. “Our students and faculty always look forward to meeting the authors and discussing their important work through our Two Rivers Reading Series visits, and this is no exception. It’s a unique opportunity for students to gain an insight into the authors’ lives and learn about race from their personal stories.”
The event, supported by the college’s English Division in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the authors questions and have their book signed.
For more information about the Two Rivers Reading Series contact college Faculty member, Paige Riehl at Paige.Riehl@anokaramsey.edu. For more information about Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu.
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