SOLD OUT: Zadie Smith - "Swing Time" - Vu Tran

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This event is sold out and the waiting list is closed.

Ticket holders, please note the following critical information:

Zadie Smith on Swing Time
Wed. 11/30 6.30pm at the DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Doors: 6pm
Parking: Street

Tickets & Entry
Please bring the receipt (hard copy or digital) of your ticket purchase. You will be asked to present this to gain entry into the auditorium. If you cannot find your receipt, please make sure to have identification with you.
Swing Time pickup
You may continue to pick up your copy or copies of Swing Time at the Seminary Co-op through 4pm on Wed. 11/30. After that, you may pick up at the event. We will also have books (including previous titles by Smith) for sale at the event.
Signing Guidelines
  • The author will sign and personalize up to 3 books per person. This can consist in any combination of title.
  • Please do not bring non-book items to be signed.
  • Due to time restrictions, no posed photos.

Zadie Smith presents her "ambitious, exuberant new novel" Swing Time. She will be joined in conversation by Vu Tran. 

Presented in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

At The DuSable Museum of African American History

About the book: Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either...

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. 

About the author: Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975. She is the author of White TeethThe Autograph ManOn BeautyChanging My Mind, and NW.

About the interlocutor: Vu Tran, winner of a Whiting Award recognizing “exceptional talent and promise,” teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Dragonfish now out in paperback.

Event Location: 
The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637