Wright Conversations

The Wright Conversations: Nikki Giovanni 

SOLD OUT: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Dynamic Dialogues with Inspirational Guests

Nikki Giovanni PhotoThe Charles H. Wright Museum looks forward to welcoming all ticket holders to The Wright Conversations featuring Nikki Giovanni on Wednesday March 13th.  As you know, we had to change the original date, but all tickets bought for the 3/13 or 3/21 date will be honored.

This is a sold-out event with limited seating available on the Rotunda level.  Seating will be first come first serve, and doors open at 4:15pm.  We will have overflow viewing and seating in the Wright Community Room to accommodate seating for all ticket holders.  In addition, we are happy to be livestreaming this event via our website.  Also, in partnership with Detroit Public Television, the livestream will be available via their platform post the event.

The Wright Conversations is a curated collection of events featuring dynamic speakers chosen by the President of the Charles H. Wright Museum, Neil A. Barclay. Dedicated to bringing insightful and robust conversation to the Detroit community, the series addresses critical topics in the areas of civic engagement, art, history, and culture.

Nikki Giovanni is one of this country’s most widely read poets and one of America’s most renowned poets world-wide. Her poem, “Knoxville, Tennessee,” is arguably the single literary work most often associated with that city. Giovanni has received numerous awards in the course of her career, including seven Image Awards from the N.A.A.C.P., more than two-dozen honorary degrees, the first Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, the Langston Hughes Medal for Poetry, and the Carl Sandburg Literary Award; additionally, Oprah Winfrey recognized her in 2005 as one of twenty-five “Living Legends.” She continues to teach, write, and publish books, the most recent of which is A Good Cry. Her newest collection, Make Me Rain, was released in October of 2020.

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