Pre-Show Celebration & Post-Show Conversation
Reception begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Victory Gardens lobby
Post-Show conversation to follow the evening performance of A WONDER IN MY SOUL
“Everyday there is something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop?” This year marks the centennial celebration of the life and literary legacy of the late, great Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American author to receive a Pulitzer Prize. How do the works of Miss Brooks connect to the world of Birdie and Bell? How do they continue to illuminate the lives of Black Chicagoans? Experience music inspired by the works of Gwendolyn Brooks while enjoying complimentary light refreshments. Join us after the performance of A Wonder in My Soul for a panel discussion, featuring poets who studied under Miss Brooks, as well as the poet’s very own daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely.
Public Programs are free and open to the public and do not require an RSVP. Come to one or come to all. We’d love to have you!