Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sonia Sanchez @ Medger Evers College
Medgar Evers College, CUNY Presents Sonia Sanchez
Poet, Activist, Scholar
Thursday, Dec. 02, 2010
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Reading & Booking Signing
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
This event is FREE and open to the public.
About Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez—poet, activist, scholar—was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Temple University. She is the recipient of both the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books. From: http://soniasanchez.net/
About “I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't and Other Plays”
Like her poetry, Sanchez’s plays voice her critique of the racism and sexism that she encountered as a young female writer in the black militant community in the late 1960s and early 1970s, her ongoing concern with the well-being of the black community, and her commitment to social justice. This collection includes the never-before-published dramas I’m Black When I’m Singing, I’m Blue When I Ain’t (1982) and 2 X 2 (2009), as well as three essays in which Sanchez reflects on her art and activism. Jacqueline Wood’s introduction illuminates Sanchez’s stagecraft in relation to her poetry and advocacy for social change, and the feminist dramatic voice in black revolutionary art.
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