Reading by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Stephanie Reents
English Department

Join us for a reading with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. Beginning in 1990, LeBlanc started reporting on the struggles of two women dealing with love, growing families, and prison time in the Bronx. The result was the highly acclaimed 2003 nonfiction book, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.  The New York Times called the book "a painstaking feat of reporting and of empathy" and in a starred review Publishers Weekly praised LeBlanc for showing "how demanding poverty is" in "prose [that] is plain and unsentimental." Random Family was named one of the Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade by the Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism at NYU, and in 2006, LeBlanc won a MacArthur Fellowship. LeBlanc is currently completing a nonfiction book about stand-up comedy.

Open to the Public

Categories: English

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