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Lenox Library Distinguished Lecture Series: Emily Bernard


Sun 04 / 25 / 2021
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Open to all



We are pleased to continue our Distinguished Lecture Series with virtual talks this season.  Emily Bernard, author of Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, will be the featured speaker on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

The lecture will take place via Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.

Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine won the Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose in the Los Angeles Times 2020 Book Prizes competition.

Emily Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont.  She holds a BA and a PhD in American Studies from Yale University.  Bernard has received fellowships from the Alphonse A. Fletcher Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Arts Council, and the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.  Her first book, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, which, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  Bernard’s work has appeared in Harper’sO MagazineOxford American, The New Yorker, The Yale ReviewThe New Republic, and the American Scholar. Emily was recently named a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.  A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Emily Bernard lives in South Burlington, Vermont with her husband and twin daughters.

Now in its 14th season, the Distinguished Lecture Series is organized and hosted by Dr. Jeremy Yudkin. Dr. Yudkin is a resident of the Berkshires and professor of music at Boston University and Oxford University. Every summer at the Lenox Library he presents the pre-concert lectures for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood season.

All programs in the Distinguished Lecture Series are FREE and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the speakers and donors like you. In addition, we are grateful to the Lenox Library Association for its sponsorship of Zoom, which makes these programs possible.