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Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

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2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening we celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions.

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For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

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Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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