Charles Johnson, a scholar of African-American literature, first came to prominence as a political cartoonist. In 1970, he published a collection of cartoons that led to a television series on PBS. Johnson won the National Book Award in 1990 for Middle Passage, which embodies his provocative version of black literature and in 2003 published Turning the Wheel, a collection of essays about his experiences as an African-American Buddhist. He is currently the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Endowed Professor of English at the University of Washington and is a MacArthur Fellow. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
When: Monday, February 19, 2007, at 7 p.m.
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom (SMSU) room 355 (1825 SW Broadway)
Cost: Tickets are $5 for the general public, free for students with a valid student ID, and can be purchased at the PSU Ticket Office (SMSU, room 102, 503-725-3307) or Ticketmaster outlets. Seating is limited.
For more information call 503-725-5342.