Centennial Brooks - A Tribute Celebration

A tribute gathering of scholars, writers, musicians and fans April 6-8, 2017

Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is partnering with the Our Miss Brooks 100 initiative and Brooks Permissions to honor the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks—the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. A Chicago native, Brooks’ energy courses through black American culture and around the world. Join UChicago for Centennial Brooks, April 6-8, 2017 and other related events throughout the momentous centennial year.

Centennial Brooks

Centennial Brooks is both a scholarly conference and a celebration, gathering scholars, writers and musicians in tribute to Brooks’ legacy. Centennial Brooks is presented by the University of Chicago in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Poetry Foundation from April 6-8, 2017 at the Logan Center for the Arts and the DuSable Museum. The event is presented alongside Our Miss Brooks 100—a city-wide program for Chicagoans, from schoolchildren to activists to scholars, and for any citizens who love Brooks’ poetry and admire her example. The evidence is clear: Brooks’ writing is more alive, more provocative, more compelling than ever. View the schedule.

Related Events

 

Centennial Brooks Conference

April 6-7, 2017

Logan Center and DuSable Museum

The Centennial Brooks event is both a scholarly conference and a celebration, gathering scholars, writers and musicians in tribute to Brooks’ legacy.

Free.

Angela Jackson – A Surprised Queenhood

May 30, 2017 7 PM

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

Join us for a retrospective discussion on the cultural and political force of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, in celebration of her one hundredth birthday with Angela Jackson.

Free.

BrooksDay@Nite

June 7, 2017 6-9:00 PM

Logan Center, Performance Hall

There are many ways Gwendolyn Brooks is being honored this centennial year, but BrooksDay@Nite is the central celebration!

$35 before May 7, $45 May 7th through day of Event.

Reading: “The Whiskey of our Discontent”

June 10, 2017 3-4:30 PM

Logan Center, Performance Hall

Quraysh Ali Lansana and Georgia A. Popoff will discuss “The Whiskey of our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent.”

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