De Veaux runs home
Newly retired UB professor, former renowned journalist, reflects on her at-bat
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 18:01
Since retiring from teaching, De Veaux has returned to her hometown of New York City, a city she contends is the greatest in the world. While she is no longer teaching on the collegiate level, she plans to keep giving back by teaching literacy in community-based organizations and supporting social justice causes with her writing talents.
“I’ll probably get in a lot of trouble of some kind or another,” De Veaux laughed. “But I will have more time to write. I’m kind of interested in the adventure of this moment, of just sort of packing up and not knowing where I’m going to live or what I’m going to do.”
De Veaux has lived as writer since she was 12 years old, and after beating her strikes and turning them into weapons – black, poor and female – she plans to attack whatever new adventure awaits.