Nikki Giovanni

"An Evening of Poetry, Love and Enlightenment"

Q & A and book signing to follow presentation

7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Firstenburg Student Commons
Free & open to the public


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If you have already reserved seats for this event, please assure that you are seated by 7:00 p.m. Doors will open to the general public in order to fill remaining seats at 7:00 p.m.

Nikki Giovanni event flyer (PDF)


Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Over the past 30 years, her outspokenness, in her writing and in lectures, has brought the eyes of the world upon her. One of the most widely-read American poets, she prides herself on being "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English." Giovanni remains as determined and committed as ever to the fight for civil rights and equality. Always insisting on presenting the truth as she sees it, she has maintained a prominent place as a strong voice of the Black community. Her focus is on the individual, specifically, on the power one has to make a difference in oneself, and thus, in the lives of others.

The author of some 30 books for both adults and children, Nikki Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and is the recipient of Virginia Tech’s highest honor, the Alumni Outreach Award.


Firstenburg Student Commons
Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

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