Poet and educator Nikki Giovanni will give a solo reading at Radford University's Fifth Annual Highlander Literary Festival on Monday, April 15. The festival, originally scheduled for April 4, was postponed due to inclement weather.
Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. Her extensive critically acclaimed body of work includes poetry collections, edited anthologies, prose and children's books.
RU English instructor April Asbury is coordinating the festival with author and instructor Jim Minick. Giovanni's free public reading will be at 7 p.m., in Heth 014, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
Sponsoring groups are the RU English Club, the RU Quality Enhancement Plan, the RU Club Programming Committee, the Department of English, the Honors Academy and the Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center.
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