Furious Flower

Maya Angelou: Literature That Travels - panel discussion

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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4 p.m.
Madison Union, Taylor 405

Discussing the influence of Maya Angelou’s writing in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, this panel will be convened in anticipation of “Throw Your Head Back and Sing: A Tribute to Maya Angelou,” which will be performed on Sept. 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Forbes Center’s Concert Hall.

Presenting papers: Dr. Sheryl Gifford (moderator), who teaches Carribean literature at Florida Atlantic University; Dr. Mollie Godfrey, who teaches African American poetry and literature at JMU; Dr. Besi Muhonja, who teaches Africana studies, women’s and gender studies, and East African cultures at JMU; and Dr. Joanne Gabbin, executive director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and professor of English at JMU

Reading: Lauren Alleyne, Furious Flower’s assistant director and associate professor of English at JMU

Presented by the Furious Flower Poetry Center in conjunction with JMU’s Office of International Programs iWeek, themed “DocUmenting Our Journies,” and in partnership with the Center for Multicultural Services (CMSS)

This event at JMU’s Madison Union, room 405, is free and open to the public.

Guests do not need a permit to park in Lot C4. All parking regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

Regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and you may receive a parking citation if parked in restricted lots. Parking is prohibited in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired meters. Parking is also prohibited in Fire Lanes.

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