Why I write

Thursday, January 19, 2023 5:00 pm EST

In this meditation, Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 19th Poet Laureate of the United States considers the origins of her writing life. At the crossroads of personal and public history, she charts the contours of an American story, a life in letters.

Trethewey is the author of the New York Times bestseller Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir (2020); a book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2010); and five collections of poetry. Join us on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.

Natasha Trethewey, Artist-in-Residence, Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience

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Art and HistoryGlobal AffairsCollege of Arts and LettersDigest152Initiative on Race and ResilienceMark SandersNatasha TretheweyOffice of the PresidentPoetryUniversity of Notre Dame