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Galena LitFest (Virtual): All Who Belong May Enter

January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nicholas Ward reads from his first essay collection, “All Who Belong May Enter,” which examines whiteness, masculinity and a Midwest upbringing through tales of sporting events, parties, posh (and not so posh) restaurant jobs, and the many relationships built and lost along the way. A Q&A discussion will follow the reading.

“In ‘All Who Belong May Enter,’ Ward thoughtfully and honestly interrogates aspects of masculinity and how it affects his relationships and how he moves through the world. He expands his personal story to explore how gentrification has changed cities like Detroit and Chicago, considering white silence and complicity. An introspective, beautifully written work.” —Jaquira Díaz, author of “Ordinary Girls”
Ward is an essayist, arts administrator and long-time company member with 2nd Story, a Chicago-based storytelling collective. His first book, “All Who Belong May Enter,” won the 2020 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize. He lives in Chicago and is an organizer with the 48th Ward Neighbors for Justice.

Register for the events at http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com or email distlerl@galenalibrary.org. The Zoom capacity for this event is limited; alternatively the event can be watched live on our Facebook page.

Galena LitFest is sponsored by the Galena Public Library and the Friends of the Galena Public Library.


January 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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