We know it's early to be advertising this, but why not place the date on your calendar now?
Edward P. Jones, the first Wang Visiting Professor in Contemporary English Literature, will give his inaugural reading on Thursday January 29 2009 in the Jack Morton Auditorium (School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW).
Mr. Jones won the Pulitzer prize for his stunning novel The Known World. He has also held a MacArthur Fellowship. He will be introduced by President Stephen Knapp -- who, besides running a major metropolitan university, is also a specialist in 18th- and 19th-century English literature and literary theory.
The event is free and open to anyone who like to attend. If you are an English major and DON'T attend, the department chair will seriously contemplate withholding your diploma come Commencement because, what are you, crazy? This is Edward P. Jones.