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Affrilachian: Selected Readings by Nikki Giovanni

MARCH 19, 2023 AT 3 P.M.

“I was asked to do a biography so this is it. I am 71 years old. I highly recommend old age; it’s fun. I have been awarded an unprecedented 7 NAACP Image Awards which makes me very very proud. I have been nominated for a Grammy; been a finalist for the National Book
Award. I am very proud to have authored 3 New York Times and Los Angeles Times Best Sellers, highly unusual for a poet. I am a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.
I don’t have a lot of friends but I have good ones. I have a son and a granddaughter. My father, mother, sister and middle aunt are all deceased literarily making me go from being the baby in the family to being an elder. I like to cook, travel and dream. I’m a writer. I’m happy”. - Nikki Giovanni


Nikki's film Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project was named the Best Documentary at Sundance!

 Nikki's new children's book, A Library,  premiered at The Library of Congress.

 Nikki collaborated with jazz saxophonist Javon Jackson to produce a CD which is a finalist for a NAACP Image Award.

Presented by Carnegie Hall and the Greenbrier Historical Society, with support from the Lewisburg Literary Festival and A New Chapter

Fermentation from Appalachia and Around the World with Sandor Katz
Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m.


Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. He is the author of five books: Wild Fermentation; The Art of Fermentation; The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved; Fermentation as Metaphor; and his latest, Fermentation Journeys. Sandor's books, along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to
catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” Sandor is the recipient of a James Beard award and other honors. For more
information, check out his website

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