Author, Activist Speaks at NE Tonight, Thursday

Internationally acclaimed author and activist Sonia Sanchez of Philadelphia is the “Living Literature” speaker as part of Women’s History Month celebrations at Northeast Campus.

One of the foremost figures of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez, 75, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, and from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 25. Both presentations, free and open to the public, will be in the Student Center, Center Corner, NTSU 1615A.

The author of more than 16 books, Sanchez recently released Morning Haiku, her first book of poetry in more than a decade. Copies will be available for purchase at the NE bookstore for signings.

Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she taught for more than 20 years and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English. Her accolades include the 2009 Robert Creely Award, the Robert Frost Medal and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award.