Tuesday / February 18, 2020 / 12:15 1:15 p.m.
Gendebien Room, Skillman LIbrary

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (the first awarded to an African American writer) and Poet Laureate of Illinois, Gwendolyn Brooks’ immense influence on Black literary traditions, young people, and emerging writers cannot be overstated. Professors Randi Gill-Sadler and Megan Fernandes will discuss Brooks’ legacy and involvement with Third World Press, and look at her use of persona in, among other works, the chapbook Family Pictures.

Lunch provided while supplies last!

Free; no tickets necessary

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