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Arts and Performance

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Percival Everett, the Richard Elman Visiting Writer

April 7, 2021 at 5:00pm6:00pm EDT

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The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences presents the Raymond Carver Reading Series.

Percival Everett is the author of more than thirty novels and story collections, including Telephone, So Much BluePercival Everett by Virgil RussellI Am Not Sidney Poitier, and Erasure. Everett has won the Dos Passos Prize, the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction, the 2010 Believer Book Award, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori, a Creative Capital Award, and the Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. The recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, Everett is currently a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

Normally these readings take place in Gifford Auditorium on Syracuse University’s main campus and are open to the public, but because of the global-health situation the Spring 2021 Reading Series will be conducted virtually. If you are interested in a Zoom invitation to a particular reading, please contact Sarah Harwell at

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This event was published on February 18, 2021.

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