Hampton, Va. – The Hampton University Department of English and Foreign Languages will host Sonia Sanchez for a poetry reading on Friday, Nov. 8 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Little Theater in Armstrong Hall.
“An Afternoon with Sonia Sanchez,” will provide an intimate reading by one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement.
Sanchez is a poet, activist, and scholar who has written eighteen books, six plays, three children books, and two anthologies, along with teaching at Temple University and receiving both the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award.
Maya Angelou praises Sanchez’s work and describes her as “a lion in literature’s forest.”
The event is free and open to the public.