Lisa Lucas, director of the National Book Foundation, will visit Fairfield to speak on “The Need for Literature in Politically Challenging Times.” Lucas is the third director of the National Book Foundation and the first African-American director. Lucas is a former publisher of Guernica Magazine and is a vocal advocate in support of diverse voices in publishing.
The event will be held on March 20 at 7 pm in the DSB dining room and free for the campus and community to attend. Accessible parking is available behind the DSB building.
Her visit to campus is sponsored by The Fairfield Low-Residency MFA Program, the DiMenna-Myselius Library, the Connecticut Center for the Book, the Humanities Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Departments of English, Politics, and Philosophy, the Center for Faith and Public Life, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Student Engagement, and the Office of Student Life.