Author to present reading Feb. 27

Award-winning author Christine Lincoln will present a reading from her works at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Old Main Chapel.

lincolnHer talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the English department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Reflector, the Black Heritage Committee, the Women’s Center, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Lincoln’s collection of short stories Sap Rising received praise by Oprah Winfrey and the New York Times. Her stories have appeared on stage at Symphony Space and Word Theatre, read and performed by Don Cheadle, Gary Dourdan and Lizan Mitchell.

A resident of York, she was born and raised in Baltimore. She attended Baltimore City Community College before transferring to Washington College where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in creative writing. While there, she awarded the college’s Sophie Kerr Prize, an event that was covered by the New York Times and The Washington Post. She is a recent graduate from the University of Baltimore’s master of fine arts in creative writing and publishing arts program.

She has traveled to South Africa where she was the first author to represent the United States in South Africa’s annual Year of the Writer Celebration. She has appeared on NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has been featured as a “Phenomenal Woman” in O: The Oprah Magazine.

She is a textile, book and visual artist, and is owner of A Woman’s Word Production, a company whose mission is to help women develop their voices and receive validation and healing through the written word. She is at work on a collection of international stories titled A Thousand Hills.