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Time: October 30, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: City Opera House
Street: 106 E. Front St.
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.nationalwritersser…
Event Type: literary
Organized By: Traverse City National Writers Series (NWS)
Latest Activity: Oct 26
An Evening with Nikki Giovanni and guest host Leigh Haber .
An American icon and an Oprah "Living Legend" Nikki Giovanni’s poetry has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. Frequently anthologized, Giovanni’s poetry expresses strong racial pride and respect for family. Her informal style makes her work accessible to both adults and children. "I come from a long line of storytellers," said Giovanni in an interview who said she gained her appreciation for her African American heritage from her outspoken grandmother. Her early exposure to the power of spoken language has influenced Giovanni’s career as a poet, particularly in her propensity towards colloquial speech.
Giovanni is the author of 27 books and the recipient of countless honors and awards including a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Several magazines have named her Woman of the Year, including Essence, Mademoiselle, Ebony and Ladies Home Journal.
Her new collection Chasing Utopia: The Hybrid is her first in four years.
Guest host Leigh Haber is the books editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. Prior to that position she was editor-at-large at Chronicle Books and consultant to the publishing-on-demand platform Blurb. She has held editorial roles at Scribner, Hyperion and Rodale.
Reserved Seating: $35 (ticket only) $48 (ticket plus book)
General Admission: $30 (ticket only) $43 (ticket plus book)
All prices +$5 at the door.
Educator discount: $5 off ticket price with ID.
Student discount: $10 off ticket price with ID.
Tickets available online at www.cityoperahouse.org.