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Eugenia Leigh

The Art of Truth Telling: Discernment, Authenticity, and Risk with Eugenia Leigh

James Baldwin said, “The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see,” and Emily Dickinson wrote, “The Truth must dazzle...

April 22, 2017 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM

Camille Rankine

Poets Respond: Poetry as Political Dialogue with Camille Rankine

What is political activism anyway? It’s something both prepared for and spontaneous – like making poetry.” – Adrienne Rich

In this workshop participants examine the ways poetry can act as a vehicle...

May 30, 2017 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Passwords: Cheryl Clarke on Gwendolyn Brooks

Poet and essayist Cheryl Clarke discusses the poetics and politics of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Reading from Brooks’ early and late...

June 1, 2017 - 7:00PM

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