Celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks Conference!

In conjunction with the Our Miss Brooks 100, and in celebration of the centennial birthday of  the iconic Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the University of Chicago will be hosting Centennial Brooks a  three day conference featuring scholars, poets, musicians, and artists inspired by Miss Brooks.

The event takes place this weekend, April 6-7. Find a full schedule of and full details here.

Featuring Nora Brooks Blakely, Ishion Hutchinson, Haki Madhubuti, Ed Roberson, Sonia Sanchez, and Evie Shockley, with a performance of music and poetry by Jamila Woods, and the premiere of a commission by Nicole Mitchell and the Black Earth Ensemble.


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