First Novelist Award
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Raven Leilani, winner of the 2021 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for Luster, participates in a Q&A session about the writing and publishing of her book on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to all and will be held in person but will also be live streamed through Zoom. The in-person location will be James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23219. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks.
Please register to attend in person or online. Registration opens soon. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at email@example.com or (804) 828-0593.
Register for the in-person event here. The Zoom link will be posted soon.
About the Author
Raven Leilani has had work has been published in Granta, The Yale Review, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, The Cut and the New England Review, among other publications. She received her MFA from New York University and was an Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence.
The Cabell First Novelist Award is presented on behalf of VCU's M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. Sponsors include the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, VCU Libraries, the VCU Department of English, Barnes & Noble @ VCU, and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.
For audio recordings, transcripts, and many other materials pertaining to past Cabell First Novelist events, please visit the VCU-based online journal Blackbird and search for "First Novelist."