Writer, filmmaker, and teacher Bridgett M. Davis will offer a presentation on her acclaimed memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, on October 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Word According to Fannie Davis tells the story of how Davis’s extraordinary mother used Detroit’s illegal lottery to provide for her family. Davis is also writer/director of the award-winning film Naked Acts, which was screened at a host of festivals in the U.S., Europe, and Africa before having its theatrical and DVD release. A major advocate for promoting and nurturing literary talent by people of color, Davis is co-founder and curator for Words@Weeksville, a monthly reading series held at Weeksville Heritage Center in Central Brooklyn. She is professor of journalism and the writing professions at Baruch College, CUNY. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Los Angeles Times, Electric Lit, and The Millions. Davis’s webinar is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and co-sponsored by the African & African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, and Journalism programs. Registration is required.
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