Next week, Emory University will host a poetry reading and panel to celebrate the work of Mari Evans, an influential writer and activist from the black arts movement, Emory announced.
Evans passed away last year at the age of 93. Evans books of poetry include “A Dark and Splendid Mass,” “I Am a Black Woman” and “Where Is All the Music?”
The event, titled “The Rebel: In Celebration of Mari Evans,” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Jones Room at the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the Emory campus.
Following a reception and readings of her poems by students at 6:30 p.m., three scholars from the black arts movement will participate in a panel discussing Evans’ contributions as a poet, educator, musician, activist, and author. After the panel, there will be a question-and-answer session.
The event is open to the public at no charge, but attendees are asked to sign up at the registration link.