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Nikky 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."

On 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.

On 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

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

Sisterspace 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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