Lift Every Voice: Why African-American Poetry Matters (Zoom)

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Poplar Creek Library
Meeting Room 1

Event Details

Poetry reading and discussion presented by Chasity Gunn, Professor of English at Elgin Community College. Professor Gunn serves as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Elgin, IL and is the author of How to Create a World, an instructional guide teaching basic elements of poetry.  

Topic: Lift Every Voice:  Why African-American Poetry Matters
Time: Feb 7, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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The Poplar Creek Public Library proudly presents Lift Every Voice, a month-long event exploring the African American experience through poetry. Poets, scholars, musicians, and exhibits will all be part of the programming, which are free and open to the public, either in person, and/or virtually. Visit to view the full schedule of events; registration required.


The Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters is a national public humanities initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective. 

Event Type(s): Adult, Senior, Special Interest, Teens
Age Group(s): Adults, Senior, Teens
Presenter: Chasity Gunn

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