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An evening of poetry, thoughts, and song in the newly-renovated Lincoln Hall Theater, featuring poets and scholars reading and thinking about the poems of Gwendolyn Brooks. The Ollie Watts Davis Choir, a troupe led by Brook's daughter Nora Brooks Blakely, high school videographers, and “friends of Gwen” will also be on hand to illuminate Brooks’ poetry in energetic and innovative ways. Come enjoy an evening “full of pepper and light!”
Produced and sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Departments of English, African-American Studies, Religion, Theater, and Music, the University Library, the Office of Public Engagement, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Admission is free.
The event is also sponsoring a video contest for High School Students, the winning video will be screened at the event. Deadline for entry is April 1.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois is the new home of the extensive literary archives of Gwendolyn Brooks.