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Friends of Knox County Public Library: An Evening with Nikki Giovanni

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Advance registration required

Friends of Knox County Public Library, the Library Society of the University of Tennessee, the Knox County Public LibraryUnion Ave Books and WUOT wil host “An Evening with Nikki Giovanni,” the widely acclaimed poet and Knoxville native. Giovanni will present the 2018 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Copies of Giovanni’s books will be available for purchase.

Giovanni, who has written poetry for 50 years, is noted for her plainspoken and sometimes humorous insight into her extraordinary life, most recently revealed in her 2017 collection of poems, “A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter.”  Giovanni has published 27 books and received 19 honorary degrees from colleges and universities as well as numerous awards for her artistic and humanitarian achievements. She also was the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award.

Details

Date:
April 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Advance registration required
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.knoxfriends.org/news-events/nikki-giovanni/

Organizer

Friends of the Knox County Public Library
Phone:
865-215-8775
Email:
info@knoxfriends.org
Website:
http://www.knoxfriends.org/

Other

Attended By
Community Leaders, Public, Supporters of the Arts
Attire
Casual
Expected Attendance
300
Event Admittance
Open to Public

Venue

Bijou Theatre
803 S. Gay St.
Knoxville , TN 37902 United States
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Phone:
865-522-0832
Website:
knoxbijou.com

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