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An Evening with Sonia Sanchez

April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Due to an unforeseen medical issue, Sanchez has cancelled her appearance. Please see a note from the organizers of the Magic City Poetry Festival here: https://www.magiccitypoetryfestival.org/calendar

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Birmingham native Sonia Sanchez is a nationally-known poet, activist, and educator most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, as well as critical essays, short stories, plays, and children’s books. Sanchez has been a professor at eight universities and has lectured at over five hundred colleges in the United States, and she was influential in developing Black Studies and African American literature courses. She has received the American Book Award, Robert Frost Medal for poetry, Langston Hughes Poetry Award, and Harper Lee Award, among many others. At this event, she will read from her poems and speak about the writing life.

Book signing (and sales facilitated by Little Professor Bookcenter) to follow.

This event is FREE and open to the public, though tickets are required due to limited space. This evening is only one event of this year’s Magic City Poetry Festival, and it is sponsored by PEN America, AWC, Jefferson State Community College, UAB Department of English, Awesome Foundation, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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Venue

Jefferson State Community College – Shelby Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL 35242 United States
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