Dawn McGuire and Lynne Knight
Wednesday, January 2nd, 7:00 PM
First Wednesday Formal, Albany, CA
Poet and neurologist McGuire (The Aphasia Cafe) reads with Berkeley poet Knight (Again) for this monthly series at St. Alban’s church.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.