My first experience with poetry outside of Ohio was Upstate New York at the Betty Shabazz Wholistic Retreat Center. The Writer’s Retreat was being hosted by Third World Press. It was life changing. Everyone from Susan Taylor to Sonia Sanchez was there. I connected with artists and writers that I am still connected with today. On the train ride home from the retreat I received my first phone call from Nikki Giovanni. As a young poet, these experiences altered my course!
Poets, Writers, and Spoken Word Artists, I encourage you to attend the reception and the after-set session with our Visual Voices special guest Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti. The poetic legend, author, community activist, and founder of Third World Press, Chicago, IL, will be the guest speaker at the 10th Anniversary Dayton Skyscrapers artist reception on Sunday, February 12th, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Wintergarden at the Schuster Center. (RSVP by February 8, 2017, if you plan to attend the reception)
If you did not see him when he came to Sinclair Community College several years ago or would like another opportunity to experience his wisdom, writing, and poetry, this event will be the perfect opportunity to witness the radical, profound, and world renowned, Professor Madhubuti!
HBO DEF POETRY Performance This will be an amazing honor for Dayton and artists across the region. Third World Press has been creating strong & innovative traditions in Black Literature for decades!
TWO OPPORTUNITIES IN ONE DAY! (POETS /WRITERS PLEASE ATTEND) Professor Madhubuti has also agreed to attend a special after-set session at the EbonNia Gallery, 1135 W. Third Street, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to meet and interact with some of the local writers, artists, and poets.
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