Big Ideas: Bunk, featuring Kevin Young in Conversation with Marlon James

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

Regular: $15 | Member: $10


Hoaxes have played a role throughout American history, from P.T. Barnum’s “humbug” to the current assertions from Donald J. Trump about “fake news.” In his book, Bunk, Kevin Young traces this history and its particular focus on racist stereotypes and and suspicions.

In this Big Ideas, Kevin Young will be in conversation with Marlon James discussing how reality has been distorted and manipulated in America's history.

Big Ideas is a series from the Loft that puts literature at the center of dynamic conversations and brings together readers and writers to explore ideas relevant to our society today.

This event is presented in collaboration with the College of Saint Benedict, Graywolf Press. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

Read about the event in the Star Tribune.