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Spoken Word: Marcus Salute to Gullah Bookmark and Share

Mar 7

6 p.m. @ Johnson Auditorium, Wall 116
Free and open to the public

Charleston’s first poet laureate and award-winning graphic designer Marcus Amaker gives a spoken word reading. Amaker has published seven books of poetry and has been featured on PBS Newshour, TEDxCharleston, Huffington Post, the A&E Network, Charleston Magazine and The Post and Courier. As a musician, Amaker has created more than 30 electronic music albums, and his latest project, empath, is a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Quentin E. Baxter.

Conference sessions will examine significant social, political and cultural experiences among African-American communities and various African and Caribbean nations in the past, present and future. The conference brings together academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary areas of study who offer their scholarly contributions in the form of papers, films, performances and spoken poetry.

Contact Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies for additional information