Dr. Hall first gives some biographical information on Gwendolyn Brooks for the audience members who may not know enough about her.
Terrance Hayes shares Brooks’ impact on his own life and writing career
Hayes reads aloud some Gwendolyn Brooks poetry that particularly spoke to him.
Students and Chestertown community members read and share their favorite Gwendolyn Brooks poems, along with personal memories of her.
Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House
November 02, 2017
Members of the WAC community came together to celebrate poet Gwendolyn Brooks by sharing poems and talking about experiences with Brooks and her writing
To start off the event, Dr. Hall first gave a brief biography of Gwendolyn Brooks, including her accomplishments and her life as a writer. She was born in 1917 and died in 2000, with this year marking the centennial of her birth. Terrance Hayes then talked about Gwendolyn Brooks’ impact on his own life and his writing. Hayes’ read a couple of Brooks’ poems that inspired his own works, then students and members of the Washington College community read from other poems by Brooks and personal pieces inspired by her.
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