Cropper Writers Series: Danzy Senna

Cropper Writers Series: Danzy Senna

Cropper Writers Series: Danzy Senna

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Friday, March 7, 2008 at 7 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia and Symptomatic, speaks about her work.

Senna's novel Caucasia examines the politics of race with rare honesty and clarity. The book was the winner of the BOMC Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and of an Alex Award from the American Library Association.It was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, one of Glamour's three best books of the year by a new writer, one of School Library Journal's Best Adult Books of the Year for Young Adults, and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established at the University of San Diego in 2004 in memory of Lindsay J. Cropper, an alumna of USD, an English major and aspiring writer, who died tragically in 2000. The purpose of the center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual Writers Series, sponsoring writing workshops, promoting the development of writing courses, and granting awards for creative writing.

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