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Ala. Arts Radio: Poet Sonia Sanchez [Bham native]

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  • Amos J Wright
    Message 1 of 1 , May 20, 2011


      This week Jeanie Thompson, poet and executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews poet, playwright, educator and activist Sonia Sanchez.  Sanchez was a featured reader at the 6th Annual Alabama Book Festival and also visited George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery, speaking 9th-12th grade students as part of the Festival’s community outreach.  Sanchez talks about her belief in the power of poetry to help people survive their circumstances, including alienation and incarceration. She also speaks about her early life in Alabama, her father Wilson L. Driver, a 1980 Inductee in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and her formative experiences with the Black Arts Movement and the development of Black Studies programs around the country.

      This special radio series will air every Sunday at 5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

      • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
      • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
      • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix City) 

      And every Saturday, broadcasting from Spring Hill College in Mobile, at 2:30 P.M. on:

      • WHIL 91.3 Public Radio (Mobile-Biloxi-Pensacola)

      This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.state.al.us/actc/1/radioseries.html#sanchez

      If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@...

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