Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Main Library

 Professor Nikki Jones, College Writing Programs

 College Writing Programs

Nikki Jones to be Featured Wednesday, October 30,
In Berkeley Writers at Work Series

Nikki Jones, Professor of African American Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2019 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Jones is the author of the recently published book The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption (University of California, 2018), which examines the lives of Black men living in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood. Against all odds, these men work to atone for past crimes by reaching out to other Black men with the aim of guiding them to a better life. She is also the author of Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence (Rutgers University Press, 2010). Professor Jones’s areas of expertise include urban ethnography, race and ethnic relations, and criminology and criminal justice, with a special emphasis on the intersection of race, gender, and justice.

Running continuously since 1997, the Berkeley Writers at Work series provides a venue for campus writers to talk about their writing process, from getting ideas, to drafting, to revising. Professor Jones will read from her work, be interviewed about her writing process, and answer questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Berkeley Writers at Work, visit http://writing.berkeley.edu/resource/berkeley-writers-work.

 All Audiences, Faculty, General Public, Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Undergraduate

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 jblevine@berkeley.edu, 510-6425570