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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Chicago Book Launch and In-Service This Week

I am in my busiest season, the world is under the pressing thumb of winter, and I need a clone! Tomorrow I head to Chicago after a couple of days of catch-up from AWP and sleep in my own bed. It is so exciting to be finally on the road with Our Difficult Sunlight, sharing the book and all that it has to offer.

There are two events in the Second City this week, both hosted at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Thursday night is the reception and launch program, featuring Dr. Haki  R. Madhubuti, Dr. Carol D. Lee (Safisha Madhubuti), the young poets of the Purpose of Life Poetry Ensemble, my co-author, Quraysh Ali Lansana and myself, and the evening's emcee, Toni Asanti Lightfoot. It promises to be a fabulous evening and there is still time to RSVP (contact info available on the Hull-House Museum link).

Friday, Quraysh and I are facilitating an in-service for Chicago-area teachers and teaching artists who work in school and afterschool programs. The training is from noon to 4 PM at the Museum, is free of charge and includes lunch. RSVP to the Hull-House Museum as well.

We are grateful for this opportunity to be affiliated with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum as we present our book to the world. Director Lisa Yun Lee and Project Director Kelly Saulsberry have offered a tremendous gift to us in all that they have done to make these events extraordinary. We hope to see some of you there!

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