Reading and presentation by Amiri Baraka
Hosted by the Office of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Location:Culbreth Theater, University of Virginia
Time: 7 p.m.
The Office of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia hosts Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright, and activist, for a reading and discussion of his work.
Born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, Baraka is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism.
He has recited poetry and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe.
His awards and honors include an Obie, the American Academy of Arts & Letters award, the James Weldon Johnson Medal for contributions to the arts, Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts grants, Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the Poet Laureate of New Jersey.