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Take Part in Black History Month's Literary Arts Events

Monday, February 2, 2009

Immerse yourself in celebration and art with this year’s Black History Month.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is proud to promote the District's literary arts scene in during Black History Month and beyond. 

With the election of President Barack Obama, DC is alive with change, inspiration and artistic expression. Delve into world-class literary excellence as icons of past, living legends of today and the voice of youth share their respective art forms at special events across the District. The agency calendar serves as a community resource for art-related events for adults and families.

Featured literary arts events include:

Toni Morrison
Former Howard graduate and professor
A Daughter's Return: The fiction of Toni Morrison
Blackburn Center at Howard University
February 13, 2009 from 9 am-5 pm

Dolores Kendrick
Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia
Poetry Reading
International Student House
February 22, 2009 at 2 pm

E. Ethelbert Miller
Director of the African-American Resource Center at Howard University
Poetry Reading
Library of Congress
February 23, 2009 at noon

Amanda Fernandez
Poetry Out Loud, National Champion 2007
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
February 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Marita Golden,Author
It's All Love by Marita Golden
Langston Room at Busboys & Poets
February 24, 2009 at 6 pm

Elizabeth Alexander
Inaugural poet for President Barack Obama
Talk on Black studies
Founders Library Browsing Room @ Howard University
February 25, 3 pm

Larry Neal (1937-1981)
Former executive director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Event: Larry Neal Writer's Competition
Deadline: Thursday March 19, 2009 at 7 pm
Learn more about the Larry Neal Writer's Competition

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