African-American poetry will be read on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Wall Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.
AZONE (pronounced 'as one') is a group of local poets who will be featured in this program. The group came together at the Dreamkeepers Community Arts Center in Georgetown when they discovered they were trying to convey the same messages through their poetry. They have performed at the Moja Arts Festival and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston. Coastal students, faculty and staff will present their own poetry, as well as that of other African-American poets.
The event is part of Coastal's annual African American Celebration, a series of events designed to highlight the art, history, music and theater of the African American culture. Other events are scheduled through the 2006 spring semester.
For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Multicultural Student Services at 349-2863.