Author Valencia Robin to Give Glasgow Endowment Reading Valencia Robin, an artist and author, will give a public lecture on March 7 at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House Sanctuary.
Washington and Lee University presents a public reading with Valencia Robin, an award-winning author, on March 7 at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House Sanctuary on the W&L campus. The event is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment.
The reading is free and open to the public. Robin will have books for sale following the event.
In her lecture, Robin will read from her book “Ridiculous Light,” winner of Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitksy First Book Prize, a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and named one of Library Journal’s best poetry books of 2019.
Robin earned her master’s in creative writing from the University of Virginia and in art and design from the University of Michigan, where she co-founded GalleryDAAS, a gallery that exhibits contemporary Black visual art.
Robin is a co-director of the University of Virginia’s Young Writers Workshop. She is also a Cave Canem fellow, and her honors include a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Emily Clark Balch Prize. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Poetry Daily, Poem-a-Day, the Boston Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Black Renaissance Noir and elsewhere.
All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on the W&L campus.