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
Her 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.
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.