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Dr. Clint Smith III

Dr. Clint Smith III is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He has previously received fellowships from New America, the Art For Justice Fund, Cave sầu Canem, and the National Science Foundation.

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Previously, Clint taught high school English in Prince George's County, Maryland where, in 2013, he was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council. He currently teaches writing & literature in the D.C. Central Detention Facility.

Clint is a năm trước National Poetry Slam champion và a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry nhận xét. He was named the 2018 Forbes30 Under 30list as well as Ebony Magazine's 2017Power nguồn 100menu. His two TED Talks,The Danger of Silence and How lớn Raise a Blaông chồng Son in America,collectively have sầu been viewed more than 7 million times.

His essays, poems, and scholarly writing have been published inThe New Yorker, The Thành Phố New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, The Paris đánh giá, the Harvard Educational Reviewvà elsewhere. His first full-length collection of poetry,Counting Descent,was published by Writ Bloody Publishing in 2016. It won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Blaông chồng Caucus of the American Library Association, was a finadanh mục for an NAACP Image Award, & was selected as the 2017 "one Book One New Orleans' book selection. Clint's debut nonfiction book,How the Word is Passed,explores how different sites across the country reckon with, or fail lớn reckon with, their relationship to the history of slavery. It will be published by Little, Brown in 2021.

Clint received his B.A. in English from Davidson College và his Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University. Born và raised in New Orleans, he currently lives in Maryland with his wife and their two children.

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NULC 2021

The 2021National Undergraduate Literature Conference is scheduled to lớn be held virtually at 6 pm MDT on March 25, 2021. Our keynote address will be given by Dr. Clint Smith III, who will discuss both hiscollection of poetry & forthcoming book of narrative nonfiction. He will speak onhow powerful the nature of a single narrative,added khổng lồ a collective narrative sầu, helpsaddressissues facing liberal arts students. Through their courage and ability khổng lồ giới thiệu their own narrative, individualscan achievegreater understanding, empathy, và humanity. Q&A khổng lồ follow.This year's conference is không lấy phí & open to lớn the public.

Register in advance for this conference: registering, you will receive sầu a confirmation email containing information about joining the conference.We hope that circumstances will allow all of you lớn join us at next year’s conference, where we will welcome our three authors, Tobias Wolff, Ayana Mathis & Clint Smith, who have sầu graciously agreed to reschedule.

Agendomain authority of Events

9:00 a.m. // State University Creative Writing Faculty ReadingNULC Opening Event

10:00 a.m. // Break Out Sessions - Choose OneDesign a trò chơi in One Hour or Less - or - List Poems và Odes: A Poetry Workshop

11:00 a.m. // Break Out Sessions - Choose OneHow to lớn Make Awesome Art from ANY Idea - or - Performing the Prose Poem

12:00 p.m. // xuất hiện Mic

12:30 p.m. // Metaphor Editors' ConferenceThis portion of the conference is open to lớn State students và current high school students only.

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If you are a high school teacher và would lượt thích khổng lồ include your students in this portion of the conference, please tương tác Ryan Ridge at ryanridge If you are a high school student và would lượt thích khổng lồ attend this portion of the conference, please talk khổng lồ your teacher lớn request access.

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