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Finney in Washington, DC, 3/20/03
WASHINGTON, DC - On March 20th, 2003, 6:30 p.m., Resource
Center for Activism & Arts, along with Vertigo
Books, will host the illustrious author/poet Nikky Finney as she
reads from her newly published collection of poetry and prose,
The World Is Round. The event will take place at 1611 Connecticut
Avenue, N.W., Suite 200. Of Finney's latest book, Walter Mosley
says "The World Is Round opens all my doors and windows
and airs me out with a cold and truthful wind."
Saturday, March 22nd at 4:00 p.m., Sisterspace and Books will
host Finney for a reading and book signing at 1515 U Street, N.W.,
closing out the DC leg of her book tour.
March 8th at 7:30 p.m., Finney will complete the Seattle leg of
her book tour with a reading and signing at the ELLIOTT BAY BOOK
COMPANY, 101 S. Main Street.
Nikky Finney – The author’s first collection
of poems, On Wings Made of Gauze (William Morrow, Inc.),
was published in 1985. Her second book, Rice (Sister Vision
Press, 1995) is a collection of poems, stories, and photographs
that won the PEN American Open Book Award in 1999. Finney is Associate
Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky. For
more information on Finney’s wonderful work, please visit
her website at www.nikkyfinney.com.
Resource Center for Activism & Arts - A seed project of
the Gaea Foundation, this organization supports individuals and
groups seeking personal and social transformations while fostering
a creative environment for a diverse international community.
Part of the organization's mission is to strengthen the imagination
and enactment of peaceful and popular resistance, revolutions,
new paradigms and cultures of liberation.
Vertigo Books, located at 1337 Connecticut, N.W., in Washington,
DC, specializes in African-American, political and literary selections
and Books, located in the historic U Street Corridor
of Washington DC, is the nation's only African-American women
owned and operated bookstore specializing in books by and about
African American women.
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