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March 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Elmhurst College: Frick Center, Founders Lounge
190 S. Prospect

Elmhurst, IL 60126
$10.00 - free for Elmhurst College faculty, staff, students and alumni
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Angela Jackson: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (2017), award-winning author, poet and playwright Angela Jackson traces the literary arc of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks within the context of Brooks’ life and times. On March 14, Jackson will talk about the book and read from her own Pulitzer-nominated volume of poetry, It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time, when she gives this year’s Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College. Angela Jackson is the author of numerous books and collections of poetry, including the National Book Award–nominated And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New. The Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture is delivered annually during Women’s History Month at Elmhurst College. It is named for the College’s former dean of students, who served the College for 30 years and left an indelible stamp of leadership.