Please join us on Tuesday May 17th for a reading by this year’s George Bennett Fellow Kim Coleman Foote.
Kim Coleman Foote grew up in New Jersey, where she started writing at the age of seven(ish). Her fiction has appeared most recently in Iron Horse Literary Review, Ecotone, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, and Prairie Schooner. Major honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Center for Fiction, MacDowell, and Fulbright. She is currently working on a story collection fictionalizing her family’s experience of the Great Migration and a novel about Ghana and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. She received an MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University.
The George Bennett Fellowship was established by Elias B.M. Kulukundis ’55 in honor of PEA English Instructor George Bennett. The one-year fellowship has provided writers “of outstanding promise” with the support they need to pursue their craft.
The reading will be held in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall from 7:00 – 8:00pm and is open to PEA community members. A reception will follow the event.