Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks
Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House
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.