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Please join the English and Creative Writing Department for this three-day conference.
Robert Hayden's work was ahead of its time, but his vision was derided in his time. Scholars and Creative Artists will gather to discuss the man, the significance of his work, and Hayden's continuing impact upon poets writing today, particularly a group of poets rising from Hayden's hometown, Detroit, MI.
These events are free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register for the conference.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
*Schedule is subject to change; please check website for updates*
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
8:00 PM Opening Reception (Nearburg Gallery)
Thursday, September 22, 2022
10:00 AM Welcome Remarks (Haldeman 041)
11:30 AM Keynote Address and response (Haldeman 041)
2:30 PM Detroit's Historical and Aesthetic Context [Panel] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104)
4:00 PM Poetry Reading (Sanborn Library)
8:00 PM Film Screening of Zug (Loew Auditorium)
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:45 AM Welcome (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104)
10:00 AM Knowing Hayden [Round Table] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104)
11:00 AM Hayden Post-Black Arts Movement [Panel] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104)
1:30 PM The Lineage of Production [Round Table] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104)
7:00 PM Poetry Reading (The Sanborn Library)
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.