may 2017

4may10:00 AM- 11:30 AMBlack Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn BrooksA Literary Roundtable Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks


Open to all ages

Event Details

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.


(Thursday) 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston campus)

700 University Place


Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly BooksParneshia Jones (847) 491-7420 629 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL 60208


Free and open to the public

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