Nikki Giovanni Lecture
April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cintas Center$35.00 – $250.00
Photo credit: nikki-giovanni.com
Don’t miss the Conversation with Nikki Giovanni Cincinnati experience! Come celebrate a revolutionary American poet.
Mark your calendars for a radiant night led by the inspiring and provocative Nikki Giovanni. As the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati focuses on amplifying the voices of African American women in the region, it also celebrates the marvelously brazen work of this poet and activist. You won’t want to miss this Nikki Giovanni Cincinnati encounter.
If you would like to purchase group tickets or become a sponsor, contact Kate Tepe at 513-768-6172.
About Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni is a Grammy-nominated American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world’s most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays. It covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children’s literature. She has won numerous awards, including the Langston Hughes Medal and the NAACP Image Award. Also, she has been named one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 “Living Legends”.
Giovanni’s initial rise to fame began in the late 1960s when she became one of the foremost authors of the Black Arts Movement. Influenced by the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement of the period, her early work provides a strong, militant African-American perspective, leading one writer to dub her the “Poet of the Black Revolution”. During the 1970s, she began writing children’s literature, and co-founded a publishing company, NikTom Ltd, to provide an outlet for other African-American women writers. Over subsequent decades, her works discussed social issues, human relationships, and hip hop. Poems such as “Knoxville, Tennessee” and “Nikki-Rosa” have been frequently re-published in anthologies and other collections.
In addition, Giovanni has taught at Queens College, Rutgers, and Ohio State. Currently, she is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.