In celebration of Black History Month, the LaFayette Pilot Public Library will host a Lunch N Learn featuring Dr. Julia S. Charles. The program is scheduled for Friday, February 26 at 1:00 CST with lunch served at 12:30 CST.
Charles will speak on the topic of 19th and 20th century African American literature and literary movements as well as African American women writers of the 19th and 20th century. She received her PhD from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2015 and now serves as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University. She teaches African American literature, and lectures on the subject of racial crossing/passing literature, and depictions of mixed-race characters in American fiction.
Growing up Charles spent time in the Foster Care System. As a result, she wrote the book: Surviving the Storm: The Life of a Child in Foster Care. Her book provides insight into a foster youth’s world. Her life experiences have encouraged her to become a national public speaker and help others within the community.
The deadline to register and reserve your free lunch provided by the Friends of the Library is Wednesday, February 24. Please call the Lafayette Library by 3:00 p.m. (central) at (334) 864-0012. You may also email Rachel Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.