Date & Time
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Centennial Brooks is a three-day tribute gathering of scholars, writers, musicians, and fans of Gwendolyn Brooks—the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. (April 6-8)
OPENING NIGHT, THURSDAY, APRIL 6: CENTENNIAL BROOKS
Free and open to the public / no reservations required
• Evening kick-off at the DuSable Museum, including readings featuring Brooks’ contemporaries and canonical poets Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti and Angela Jackson. A reception will follow. (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Centennial Brooks is presented by the University of Chicago in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Poetry Foundation.
All Centennial Brooks events are free and open to the public. Entry is first come-first served. For more information, visit https://arts.uchicago.edu/brooks100.