Branching Out Milwaukee: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
Dancing with the Dreamer
Date and Time: 
April 12, 2007 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Milwaukee Public Library Centennial Hall 733 North Eighth Street Milwaukee, WI

What are Langston's lessons? An examination of the work of Langston Hughes will help you learn more about America. It will help you explore the tough tapestry of race. His work will make you look into the mirror and see yourself. Are you ready? Who was this man who taught us how to dream? The life and work of Langston Hughes echoes the social transformation of America from the 1920s to the early 1960s. How did he put blues and jazz into his words? What was his secret? Come dance with the dreamer and discover how he changed literature.

A joint initiative with the Poetry Society of America, Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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