On Wednesday, February 8, writers Paul Beatty and Marilyn Chin will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.

Paul Beatty became the first American to win the Man Booker Prize, the prestigious British award for literature, for his satirical novel The Sellout (2015).

Marilyn Chin’s fourth volume of poetry, Hard Love Province (2015), received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award honoring important contributions that address the issues of racism and diversity.