Join us for a Victor LaValle Fiction Reading in Red Hook, Brooklyn!

Join us for a Victor LaValle Fiction Reading in 
Red Hook, Brooklyn! 
Saturday, 17 June 20177:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
The Geneseo Landing in Red Hook Program is pleased to announce the American Book Award-winning novelist Victor LaValle, author most recently of The Ballad of Black Tom, at the SUNY Geneseo learning space in Red Hook, 106 Ferris Street.
The Ballad of Black Tom, a retort to the racism of HP Lovecraft’s stories, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2016, winner of the 2016 This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the 2016 Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Bram Stoker Awards.
Writing for Slate, Tammy Oler points out that “The Ballad of Black Tom couldn’t be timelier, for Lovecraft’s influence on pop culture is more powerful than ever, even as criticisms of his racism and xenophobia have swept through literary and fan circles.” For more about the book, read an interview with LaValle at
This reading is made possible through the sponsorship of the Teaching and Learning Center at SUNY Geneseo, and through the support of the Geneseo Landing in Red Hook program.
For more information, contact Dr. Lytton Smith, Geneseo Assistant Professor of
English / Creative Writing / Black Studies. We apologize for the late notice, but the details for the reading just came together and we wanted to be sure to share this important Geneseo event with you!

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