The City College of New York Langston Hughes Festival Honors Ntozake Shange
Thursday, November 17, 2016
City College Center for the Arts
Aaron Davis Hall
West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue)
Free with registration at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org
Poet, performance artist, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange is best known for her 1975 award winning theatre piece For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf and is the author of many works including Betsey Brown, A Daughter’s Geography, Ellington Was Not a Street, and Some Sing, Some Cry. Shange will be presented with the Langston Hughes Medal following day-long festival events dedicated to her work. Festivities begin at 12:30pm with a symposium “i found god in myself & i loved her/i loved her fiercely” followed by a 3:00pm screening of the original film version of Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. The day’s events will conclude with the Langston Hughes Medal Awards Ceremony at 6:00 pm.
1 train to 137th Street/City College