Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist, scholar, known as one of the leaders of the Black Arts Movement and author of many books, will speak at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. on February 15, 2005. Drexel is the site of many "firsts" honoring Sonia Sanchez by focusing on her work. In 1995, BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review was founded by F. E. De Lancey; in 1998, "Catch the Fire," a symposium "Celebrating the Enduring Creative Genius of Sonia Sanchez," was the first symposium in the United States in which scholars convened to discuss Sanchez's body of work. This has led to a number of others--in the United States and abroad-- including one coordinated by Dr. Arlette Frund at the University of Tours, Tours, France.
The latest Drexel initiative to focus on Sanchez's work is a Major Author course being taught for the first time in Winter(2005). (see the web address provided below)
During Sanchez's visit, she will engage in conversation with students from that class and read to a larger audience.
Her reading begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 in the Living Arts Lounge at Drexel University, 33rd & Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania.
Dr. F. E. De Lancey
Editor, BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review
English & Philosophy Department
5050 MacAlister Hall
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 895-2433
FAX: 12153591760 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~delancfe
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