Two Writers Read: Helen E. Lee and Randall Kenan

WED, FEB 19, 2003 (1:28:21)

Helen E. Lee and Randall Kenan read from their books.

+ BIO: Helen E. Lee

Helen E. Lee earned a BA at 1981 Harvard University in 1981 and a JD at Harvard Law School in 1985. She focuses in Writing and humanistic studies. Helen joined the MIT faculty in 1997. Lee is a highly regarded author whose general subject, the lives and families of African-Americans, has come vividly to life in two well-received novels, The Serpent’s Gift (1994) and Water Marked (1999). An inspired teacher and mentor at MIT, Lee has also served as fiction editor of “Callaloo,” a major literary journal, and as a volunteer writing teacher in Boston-area correctional facilities.

+ BIO: Randall Kenan

Randall Kenan, writer, biographer of James Baldwin, and author of The Fire This Time (2007), looks at the life of Baldwin in the context of today – where we are with civil rights, religion and impoverished African Americans.

Harvard Du Bois Institute
African American Culture Series
Provincetown International Film Festival 2005 Series