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Memphis Reads @ CBU

Resources for CBU students, faculty, and staff to learn more about the Memphis Reads authors and books.

2021 Selection

The 2021 Memphis Reads selection is Tressie McMillan Cottom's Thick: And Other Essays.

Incoming first year students will receive a copy of the book at orientation. If you have received your CBU student login credentials, you can view the ebook version online.

2021 Events

Film screening of Souls of Black Girls and talk, Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 pm, Memphis Room in University Center, University of Memphis

Film screening of Just Wright and panel discussion, Tuesday, October 5, 6:00 pm, River Room in University Center, University of Memphis

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom talk and reading, Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 pm, University Theater, Christian Brothers University. Due to COVID protocols, this event is limited to CBU community members and special guests. Livestream will be available here.

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom talk and reading, Thursday, October 14, 12:00 pm, The Little Theater, LeMoyne-Owen College

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom talk and reading, Thursday, October 14, 6:00 pm, McNeill Concert Hall, Rhodes College. Due to COVID protocols, this event is limited to Rhodes community members and special guests.

Film screening of Ouvriv la Voix (Speak Up) and panel discussion, Sunday, October 17, 1:30 pm, Memphis Public Library

More details can be found here.


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