Emory Report
February 4, 2008
Volume 60, Number 18

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February 4, 2008
Advance Notice

Nikki Giovanni to speak, read poems
Poet Nikki Giovanni will discuss issues plaguing the African American community and read selected poetry at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The event, scheduled in Tull Auditorium, is part of the Black Student Caucus Heritage Week activities at Candler School of Theology. It is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.

Activist, author and educator, Giovanni is University Distinguished Professor and Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies at Virginia Tech. She remains committed to the fight for civil rights and equality, presenting the truth as she sees it, and inspiring individuals to make a difference in themselves and the world.
For more information, contact Rodney Mason at ramason@emory.edu or 404-727-4180.

Exhibit puts art under the lens
An innovative photography and video exhibition by Emory Visual Arts faculty member William Brown opens Thursday, Feb. 7.

“Trying to Make Art with a Camera: Photographic Strategies and Traditional Media” starts with a free reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and artist’s talk at 6:30 p.m. in Emory’s Visual Arts Building and Gallery.

Brown will present video screenings and recent still photography that subvert traditional notions that define the boundaries separating painting and sculpture from emerging and technological media.

The exhibit is on display until March 7. For hours, visit www.visualarts.emory.edu.

Creative writing, poetry to be read
Bruce Covey, Emory poetry lecturer and author of three books of poetry, and Laleh Khadivi, Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction, will give a reading of their work Monday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

A reception will be held beginning at 6 p.m. and a book signing will follow the reading.

This free event, part of the Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series, is open to the public. For more information, contact Arts at Emory at 404-727-5050.