If you live in the area, Manassas Campus invites you to attend, “An Evening with Sonia Sanchez”. The event will take place, Monday, February 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Manassas Campus-Colgan Theater.
Sanchez is a renowned poet and prolific writer. She is the author of more than 20 books including “Homecoming,” “We a BaddDDD People,” “Love Poems,” “I’ve Been a Woman,” “Homegirls and Handgrenades,” “Under a Soprano Sky,” “Wounded in the House of a Friend,” “Like the Singing Coming off the Drums,” “Shake Loose My Skin” and “Morning Haiku.”
Among her many credits, Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University and she also held the Laura Carnell Chair in English at Temple University. Currently, Sanchez is one of 20 African-American women featured in “Freedom Sisters,” an interactive traveling exhibition created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and Smithsonian Institution. In December 2011, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter selected Sanchez as Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate, calling her “the longtime conscience of the city.” (To learn more about Sonia Sanchez, please click here.)
This is an excellent opportunity to take a break and spend an evening learning about the outstanding achievements of poet, Sonia Sanchez. The event is free and open to the public with free parking in the student parking lots (Lot B). Directions and a map of Manassas Campus are available on their homepage.