Colson Whitehead and The Underground Railroad

When:
October 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
2017-10-11T19:30:00-04:00
2017-10-11T20:45:00-04:00
Where:
Harris Theater, George Mason University
Rogers
4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703-993-3986

National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead kicks off the festival by discussing his bestselling book, The Underground Railroad. The book which follows Cora, an outcast slave on a Georgian plantation in her attempt to escape North on the underground railroad, has captured the minds and hearts of the nation. The Pultizer committee says the book is “a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.” The LA Times says the book “could not be more timely and necessary.”