The Master of Poisons

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

The Smith College Department of Theatre and the New Play Reading Series are excited to host an evening of readings to celebrate the release of Master of Poisons a new novel by Andrea Hairston, Louise Wolff Kahn Professor of Theatre and Professor of Africana Studies via Zoom on September 24 at 7:30 pm. Joining Andrea in conversation about Master of Poisons, theatre, afro-futurism, and black women writers are award-winning playwrights and authors Pearl Cleage and Sheree R. Thomas who will also read from their own work.

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“The entire work is filled with magic, celebrating West Africans, Native Americans, art, and love that transcends simple binary genders. Hairston’s novel is a completely original and stunning work.” —Publishers Weekly, April 2016

Highly recommended.”
The New York Times Book Review, April 24, 2016








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Here is podcast from Lightspeed Magazine of my novelette “Saltwater Railroad” narrated by Lisa Renee Pitts. Follow links for Part 1 and Part 2.

The printed story is Here. Enjoy!