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ROCHESTER, MI: OU Hosts the National Book Foundation with poet Justin Phillip Reed, and novelist Angela Flournoy

The English Department is hosting the National Book Foundation on April 9th. Every year, the National Book Foundation sponsors the National Book Awards, presenting coveted and prestigious prizes to some of the best writers in the USA. A reading and discussion by two National Book Award prize winners, poet Justin Phillip Reed, and novelist Angela Flournoy, will take place at 5 pm in Banquet Room B of the OC, on Tuesday, April 9th. Come hear these two major writers read from their writing and discuss cross-connections in their work. The reading is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. After the panel, there will be a Q&A with the authors, and a book signing.

The mission of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. The Foundation approaches this work from three programmatic angles: Awards & Honors, recognizing exceptional authors, literature, and literary programs; Education & Access initiatives, helping young and adult readers develop a lifelong passion for books; and Public Programs, bringing acclaimed authors to communities nationwide to engage in conversations about books and the power of literature as a tool for understanding our world, cultivating meaningful discourse around the issues of our age. Information on all of the Foundation’s programs can be found online at


Oakland Center (OC)

Banquet Room B

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454

Contact Information
Annette Gilson