Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30 PM
Personally Speaking, Charlotte, NC
Nigerian poet and fiction writer Ojaide (Waiting for the Hatching of a Cockerel) reads from his newest book, The Beauty I have Seen, at UNC-Charlotte.
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.