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Poet, literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller to appear at the University of Minnesota

Who: Poet, professor, literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller

What: Ninth Annual NOMMO African American Authors Series

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Where: Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota West Bank campus, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Tickets: $15 at z.umn.edu/libtix or 612-624-2345. (Complimentary tickets available to U of M students, members of the Givens Foundation, and Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Call 612-624-2345.)

Contacts: Mark Engebretson, U of M Libraries, enge@umn.edu, 612-625-9148
Steve Henneberry, University News Service, henneberry@umn.edu, (612) 624-1690

January 31, 2013

Poet, professor, and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from his work and, with host, moderator and U of M professor Alexs Pate, will engage in spirited dialogue about the state of the art of African American literature. The event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, on the University's West Bank.

Miller is a literary activist and the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies. He is a board member of The Writer's Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Miller is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He is also the author of several books on a variety of topics relating to African American literature.

More information about E. Ethelbert Miller is available here.

About the NOMMO African American Authors Series
Presented annually since 2004 by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, the series provides rare opportunities to publicly define the state of the art of African American literature and to locate the work and contributions of national as well as Twin Cities African American writers within the present authoring of our literary tradition.

A Dogon word meaning "the magic power of the word," NOMMO is co-sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries with support from the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center.

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