Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wheatley Tribute @ BPL

The Boston Public Library will host a reading and discussion of Phillis Wheatley's poems, on Thursday, 25 February at 7 p.m. Scholars will "discuss Phillis Wheatley as the First Lady of African-American letters, and what she has to say to writers regardless of race or ethnic background. The reading and discussion will examine her life as an experience that not only speaks to us today as writers, but as the greater achievement of a woman and slave writing in a language that was, like herself, finding its own identity as a nation."

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