Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni has spurred social movements and informed generations with her work. Recipient of nineteen honorary degrees from colleges and universities; Nikki has received seven NAACP Image Awards and was the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award. A Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, Nikki has written over 30 books for adults and children and received a Grammy nomination for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Nikki will share her much anticipated new poetry collection, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid.
Talk of the Stacks is a reading series exploring contemporary literature and culture. Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Programs begin at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Books are available for sale and signing. Signings follow lectures.
A program of Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
Gold Sponsor: The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank Silver sponsor: Dorsey and Whitney LLP
Additional support provided by MinnPost and Magers and Quinn Booksellers.