Northwestern University

May
4
Thu 10:00 AM

Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

SHOW DETAILS

Image depicting five women: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

Where: Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Parneshia Jones   847.491.7420

Group: University Libraries

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

On May 4, 2017, Northwestern University Press is proud to present Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks. Acclaimed poets, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith come together as an unprecedented collective on the campus of Northwestern University to celebrate and reflect on the life, work and impact of Chicago’s literary giant.

Black Women as Giants:
A Literary Roundtable Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

Panelists: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith

Moderated by: Parneshia Jones

Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)
10:00 AM

This roundtable discussion will focus on the literary impact of Gwendolyn Brooks in American literature and her social and artistic influence as a cultural and community worker. Ms. Brooks wrote stark literary portraits of the often overlooked and oppressed black life in America. The panelists will reflect and discuss Brooks’ significance on their personal literary careers, her importance during the Black Arts Movement, and how her work and legacy continue to be a defining voice in literature.

Black Women as Giants:
A Reading Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

Readers: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith

Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)
6:00 PM
Reception and book signing to follow

Please join Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books for a reading with renowned poets Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith. This extraordinary collective of luminous literary voices come together to read from their works and celebrate one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Reception and book signing will follow.

Generous support provided by the Poetry Foundation. Additional support provided by Northwestern University Libraries, Center for Writing Arts, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, Women’s Center, Department of American Studies. In community partnership with the Evanston Literary Festival.

 

May
4
Thu 6:00 PM

Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

SHOW DETAILS

Image depicting five women: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Parneshia Jones   847.491.7420

Group: University Libraries

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

On May 4, 2017, Northwestern University Press is proud to present Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks. Acclaimed poets, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith come together as an unprecedented collective on the campus of Northwestern University to celebrate and reflect on the life, work and impact of Chicago’s literary giant.

Black Women as Giants:
A Literary Roundtable Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

Panelists: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith

Moderated by: Parneshia Jones

Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)
10:00 AM

This roundtable discussion will focus on the literary impact of Gwendolyn Brooks in American literature and her social and artistic influence as a cultural and community worker. Ms. Brooks wrote stark literary portraits of the often overlooked and oppressed black life in America. The panelists will reflect and discuss Brooks’ significance on their personal literary careers, her importance during the Black Arts Movement, and how her work and legacy continue to be a defining voice in literature.

Black Women as Giants:
A Reading Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

Readers: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith

Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)
6:00 PM
Reception and book signing to follow

Please join Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books for a reading with renowned poets Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith. This extraordinary collective of luminous literary voices come together to read from their works and celebrate one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Reception and book signing will follow.

Generous support provided by the Poetry Foundation. Additional support provided by Northwestern University Libraries, Center for Writing Arts, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, Women’s Center, Department of American Studies. In community partnership with the Evanston Literary Festival.