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The Best That You Can Do by Amina Gautier

In advance of Dr. Gautier's March event, we invite you to explore her other publications and learn more about her work.

From "Slip"

“Skin, they say, renews itself, new cells replacing the old everywhere but in the brain—those burrowing, bruising memories are for a lifetime, forever hers to keep. When she slipped from her skin it stood there empty, just a husk, patiently waiting, though we both knew the future was no lure. It was love that always called her back, ensuring her return. And love—isn’t it a burden, heavier than a satchel slung over the shoulder carrying a thousand lifetimes, a thousand memories, a thousand skins?”

― Amina Gautier, from "Slip"

An Evening with Amina Gautier

Join us on March 27 for an evening with Amina Gautier

Amina Gautier is the winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the author of four award-winning short story collections, including her latest, The Best That You Can Do. She is the recipient of the Blackwell Prize, the Chicago Public Library Foundation's 21st Century Award, the International Latino Book Award, the Mellon-Flamboyan Foundation Letras Boricuas Fellowship.

Dr. Gautier will read for her work and take questions. All are invited and welcome.


Wednesday, March 27, 7pm CT

VJ and Angela Skutt Student Center, Mutual of Omaha Ballroom

Free and open to the public


This event is sponsored by the Office of the President, University Libraries, the College of Arts & Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa at Creighton, the Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions, the Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; and the Center for Henry James Studies.  


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