Trailblazing American Women Writers Virtual Event

Trailblazing American Women Writers Virtual Event

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

PBS Books continues to present its Trailblazing American Women Writers Project with poet, writer, and activist Sonia Sanchez.

Join PBS Books for this Trailblazing American Women Writers Project with poet, writer, and activist Sonia Sanchez, in partnership with ASALH on ThursdayMarch 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Facebook Live.

Sanchez is known as a leader of the Black Arts Movement, and has written over a dozen books of poetry, as well as essays, plays, and children's books. She is known as the first poet to use urban Black English in written form, using rhythm to change the world of poetry. Along with being a leader in the Black Arts movement, she was and continues to be active fighting for civil rights.

Following the interview with Sanchez will be Joy Harjo on TuesdayApril 27, and Amy Tan on ThursdayMay 6.

This year, Trailblazing American Women Writers Project is supported by National Endowment for the Arts. The goal of the project is to highlight incredible women authors and their accomplishments as part of our ongoing celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

More about the series:
The PBS Books Trailblazing American Women Writers Project’s goal is to highlight incredible women authors and their accomplishments as part of our ongoing celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, supported in part by a contribution from the National Endowment for the Arts. PBS Books will release a video highlighting our honored guest after the event to further promote her life and work. We hope to use technology and media to increase access to her work, reach new audiences and encourage dialogue about these writers while inspiring young trailblazers.

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