august, 2024

06aug7:00 pmSummer Reading Adventure with Hanif AbdurraqibIn-Person7:00 pm EDT Columbus, OH

Event Details

Hanif Abdurraqib. (Photo credit: Maddie McGarvey) author photo
Hanif Abdurraqib. (Photo credit: Maddie McGarvey)
Ajanaé Dawkins. (Photo courtesy of Ajanaé Dawkins)

We hope that you can join us for a free summer event with poet, essayist, cultural critic, and National Book Award–honored author Hanif Abdurraqib to celebrate his newest book, There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension.

Abdurraqib will be joined in conversation with Ajanaé Dawkins, interdisciplinary poet, performance artist, and theologian, at Jeni’s Clintonville shop. Free copies of There’s Always This Year available for attendees while supplies last.

This in-person event is presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams as part of the National Book Foundation’s first-ever Summer Reading Adventure. Join in the adventures at, and submit to win prizes, including pints of Jeni’s ice cream and two tickets to the 75th National Book Awards Ceremony on November 20th!

Register here.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm EDT


Jeni's Clintonville

Columbus, OH