Randall Kenan, Judge
Vereen Bell Memorial Award in Creative Writing
Randall Kenan is the author of five books, including A Visitation of Spirits and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a nominee for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book. He has published two works of nonfiction: Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century and The Fire This Time. Kenan has received a Whiting Writers Award and the Sherwood Anderson Award. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Southern Writers Benefit Reading Series, the President's Office Innovation Fund, the Office of the VPAA and the Department of English.
Free and open to the public; no ticket required. Student writing will be awarded.