Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reminder: Dec 30th, This Friday! Dr. House n Aurora- Broadside Press Book signing info

Please join the Historic Broadside Press which was founded in 1965 by the late Dudley Randall, at a book signing and reception during a Kwanzaa celebration at the home of Lauren and Myron and The Brick Juice Co.  The event will be held at 20050 Picadilly between Chippewa and Bloomfield, located in the Greenacre Subdivision in the City of Detroit. 
>> Broadside Press will be having a book signing and reception on Friday, December 30th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The event will feature a reading by Dr. Gloria Aneb House and Poet Aurora Harris. Both will be reading from their latest works published by Broadside Press.  

>> Broadside Press (the Historic Broadside Press, which was founded in 1965 by the late Dudley Randall, a librarian by profession and a poet whose expression of human compassion was unparalleled by mainstream publishers. For over four decades Broadside Press has promoted the written word as a vital art form intimately related to self-determination, and used the publishing of literature as a vehicle for building communities and promoting cultural critique. 
>> For several years, Broadside Press has been involved in the community revitalization efforts of this nationally designated historic area, popularly known as "Black Eden." It is a cultural landmark, having served as a recreational, social and intellectual retreat for W.E.B. Dubois, Madame C.J. Walker, Charles Chestnut, Zora Neale Hurston, Robert Williams, Louis Armstrong, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Joe Louis, Langston Hughes and many others.
>> 2012 will mark the centennial anniversary of Idlewild. Broadside Press intends to join in the worldwide recognition and celebration of this incredible historic landscape. Broadside Press will mark its 47th year anniversary in concert with the Idlewild centennial celebration in 2012.   
>> Home Sweet Sanctuary: Idlewild Families Celebrate A Century," Dr. Gloria House
>> The University of Michigan-Dearborn professor, poet and human rights activist Dr. Gloria House will read from her book, recording the remarkable history of African American resort settlement, Idlewild, which celebrates its historic centennial anniversary in January 2012.  Dr. Gloria House will read and sign "Home Sweet Home: Idlewild Families Celebrate a Century;"  during this event.
>> Aurora Harris will read and sign her new book of poetry, "Solitude of Five Black Moons,"
>> Popular Detroit poet, performing artist, coach to several national Slam winners, and community activist, Aurora Harris will read from her collection of brilliant poems that address the most important issues of our time. 
>> Please come and celebrate during this wonderful Kwanzaa event.
>> Date:     Friday, December 30, 2011
>> Time:      6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
>> Nia (nee-AH)
>> Purpose
>> To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
>> Practice Nia every day! 

Aurora Harris, M.A. Social Foundations of Education, B.A. Sociology
* Author of "Solitude of Five Black Moons" c. 2011. Co-published by Broadside Press and the University of Detroit- Mercy
* Board Member of Detroit's Broadside Press.
* Spoken Word Artist: In The Tradition Jazz Band:
* Producer and Reporter for Encode Entertainment, LLC. 
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