- Tuesday | March 26, 2019
- 11:30 pm
Women’s History Month is not just for women, but for all who champion women. This evening will encourage a frank and honest dialogue uplifting women and their causes. Sarah Blackman, Jacqueline Johnson, and Len Lawson will speak poetically from their perspectives. The director of creative writing at the Fine Arts Center, Blackman’s debut novel, Hex, explores how a woman can use language to rebuild herself. Johnson is the author of two collections of poetry, A Woman’s Season and A Gathering of Mother Tongues. Lawson won the 2016 Jasper Magazine Artist of the Year Award in Literary Arts, wrote the book Before the Night Wakes You, and co-edited Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race. What will she say? What will he say? Come witness their poetic intersections.
The Poetic Conversations series is an opportunity for the community to witness powerful poetry through readings, conversations, and talkbacks with esteemed poets. Moderated by the Peace Center’s award-winning Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond, Poetic Conversations welcome literary giants to the stage and embrace topics that reflect the diversity of our communities. Events are FREE of charge, reaching a broad audience brought together through the power of the written and spoken word.