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Chicago Humanities Festival Celebrates Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson

Nov 2021
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall

Chicago Humanities Festival Celebrates Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson Saturday October 16 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Logan Center for the Arts. Professor RL Watson joins local poets and writers reading the work of Angela Jackson. Poet Angela Jackson will be in attendance at the event.

When Angela Jackson was named Illinois Poet Laureate in 2020, she quoted her legendary predecessor Gwendolyn Brooks, saying ‘Poetry is life distilled." A poet, playwright, and novelist, Jackson’s repertoire—including poetry collections like Pulitzer Prize-nominated It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time and American Book Award-winning novel Where I Must Go—cements her place next to Brooks among Chicago literary giants. Join us for a poetic life distilled: a celebration of Jackson’s remarkable career in one essential afternoon with an amazing line-up of poets reading and performing, emceed by the fabulous poets Parneshia Jones and avery r. young.

This program is presented in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and Lake Forest College.

On Campus Disability Accommodations:

Contact Kara Fifield at 847-735-5167 or kfifield@lakeforest.edu at least 72 hours in advance.