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Join UChicago for events throughout the spring in honor of the 100th anniversary of Gwendolyn Brooks’ birth.

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.


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.



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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