Poet/Author Series: Bell Hooks

When:
January 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2018-01-05T19:30:00+00:00
2018-01-05T21:30:00+00:00
Where:
Haley House Bakery Cafe
12 Dade St
Roxbury
MA 02119
Contact:
Haley House Bakery Cafe

It’s a new year and we’re starting off the new year with a tribute night to the beloved author bell hooks. We’ll celebrate her life and literary work by sharing excepts from her books, which creatively discuss and promote self reflection and self care. Begin one of your “new years resolutions” by joining us to discuss her work!

This event is free and open to the public. The bakery cafe will be open to purchase refreshments. Questions? [email protected]

About bell hooks (via the bell hooks Institute):

bell hooks is an acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist, and writer. hooks has authored over three dozen books and has published works that span several genres, including cultural criticism, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children’s books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture.

Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, bell hooks adopted the pen name of her maternal great-grandmother, a woman known for speaking her mind. hooks received her B.A. from Stanford University, her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her books include, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, Where We Stand: Class Matters, and We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity.