Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Hollins Room, Library 3rd floor
Ethel Morgan Smith photo and cover

Ethel Morgan Smith (M.A., Hollins University) is the author of Path to Grace: Reimagining the Civil Rights Movement (University Press of Mississippi 2023); Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany (CreateSpace 2012); From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College (University of Missouri Press 2000). She also adapted From Whence Cometh My Help into a stage play entitled African Violets.

Smith’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Green Mountains Review, Callaloo, African American Review, STIR Journal, The University Florida Journal, and Tusculum Review.

She is a Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University. She has also taught at Carlow University, Monash University (Australia), Randolph College, University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Virginia Tech, and Universitat Tubingen (Germany). Smith is a Fulbright Scholar and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and has received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants.

The reading will be followed by a reception; it is free and open to the public.

Click here for related craft writing event (for the Hollins community only) on March 8, 2 p.m. in the Library.

Sponsored by the Wyndham Robertson Library, the Department of English and Creative Writing, and the Beanstalk Fund.