Amiri Baraka - "Role of the Writer in an Era of Terrorism"
Friday, January 11, 2008, 6:30 PM
All Souls Church
16th and Harvard Streets, NW
Washington, DC, 20009
(Columbia Heights Metro)
DC WritersCorps presents the most influential living Black writer, Amiri Baraka, to kick off its quarterly fundraisinig efforts. Amiri Baraka will read, sign books, and discuss the role of the writer in fostering social, political and economic justice. The author of over 30 books, an award winning poet and playwright, and the former New Jersey Poet Laureate, Amiri Baraka will make available and sign a limited number of his groundbreaking book of poetry, “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.”
Also featured on the program will be Liani Mataka, youth poets from DC WritersCorps schools and the 2kNation programs, and adult writing instructors.
The program will be held at the historic All Souls Church at 16th & Harvard Streets, NW, and all proceeds will benefit DC WritersCorps programs for DC youth. General admission is $25, $10 for students.
DC WritersCorps is a 501c3 that has been serving DC youth in after school writing programs since 1995, our mission is to use literature to strengthen literacy skills and to provide youth with a lifelong tool for learning and success.