Award-winning novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes will be coming to Claflin University as part of Claflin’s Lyceum Series on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
Rhodes is the author of the middle-grade books "Ghost Boys," "Towers Falling" and the Louisiana Girls Trilogy: "Ninth Ward," "Sugar" and "Bayou Magic." Her adult fiction books include: "Voodoo Dreams," "Magic City," "Douglass’ Women," "Season," "Moon" and "Hurricane." Her nonfiction books include: "Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors," "The African American Guide to Writing" and Publishing Nonfiction" and "Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness."
In addition to her evening event at Claflin on Feb. 5, Rhodes will also be attending one additional event with students from the local Orangeburg community.
Dr. Belinda Wheeler, associate professor of English and member of Claflin’s Lyceum committee, said, “We are delighted to bring Jewell to Claflin and the wider Orangeburg community this February. Jewell is a good friend of mine, and it has always been my dream to bring her to our lovely campus.”
For general information about Claflin’s Lyceum Series, contact Dr. Peggy S. Ratliff at 803-535-5233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.