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Ifa Bayeza Chicago Playwright – THE BALLAD OF THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL

THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL

by Ifa Bayeza

Sunday, September 16, 3:00 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall Trinity University

Written by Chicago playwright Ifa Bayeza, THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL is a beautifully told story of a boy who sparked the civil rights movement of the 1950s. Directed by Vincent Hardy, five San Antonio actors capture the simple joys and powerful truths at the heart of the story, creating a work of poetry and theatricality you will remember for the rest of your life.

Following the reading, Vincent Hardy, Assistant Professor, St. Philips College, and Jody Blake, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, lead a discussion along with the cast.

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Marilyn Nelson- Author, Poet and Translator

      Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of twelve books and three chapbooks.  THE HOMEPLACE won the Arinsfield-Wolf Award.  THE FIELDS OF PRAISE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS won the PEN Winship Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize, CARVER: A LIFE IN POEMS won the Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and was both a Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, as was A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL FORTUNE’S BONES won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry.  She has also published two collections of verse for children: THE CAT WALKED THROUGH THE CASSEROLE AND OTHER POEMS FOR CHILDREN.   A 3-time National book Award finalist, she has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships

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