Writer and storyteller Tomi Adeyemi to give a lecture Nov. 18 at the University of North Texas

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 15:46

Tomi Adeyemi

Novelist and writer Tomi Adeyemi will speak at the University of North Texas. A book signing will follow her lecture.

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What: Tomi Adeyemi at the University of North Texas as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 (Thursday)

Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton

Cost: Tickets are free for UNT students and $5 for a student guest ticket (limit one); $10 for UNT staff, faculty, and alumni; and $15 for the general public. They can be purchased at UNTuniontickets.com.

Parking Info:

UNT Parking Permit Holders: Please follow Transportation Services parking rules and regulations in regards to your designated pass.

Non-UNT Parking Permits: Hourly public parking is available at the Highland Street Garage. The garage is located at the corner of Central Avenue and West Highland Street with easy access to the Union via the West Highland Street entrance.

Background:

Novelist and writer Tomi Adeyemi will speak at the University of North Texas. A book signing will follow her lecture.

She is known for her award-winning novel Children of Blood and Bone, which debuted at number one on The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Best Seller List. Following its successful release, Disney announced that Lucasfilm will be creating a movie adaptation of the novel.

Named as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2020” in the “Pioneers” category, Adeyemi takes inspiration from her Nigerian heritage and past experiences and uses them to create stories for readers to enjoy.

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