Poet, performance artist, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange is best known for her 1975 award winning theatre piece For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf and is the author of many works including Betsey Brown, A Daughter’s Geography, Ellington Was Not a Street, and Some Sing, Some Cry. Shange will be presented with the Langston Hughes Medal following day-long festival events dedicated to her work.
Festivities will begin at 12:30pm with the symposium “i found god in myself/ and i loved her/ i loved her fiercely” followed by a 3:00pm screening of the original Thirteen/ American Playhouse film version of Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. To conclude the day’s events, the Langston Hughes Medal Awards Ceremony will be held at 6:00pm. The event is free with registration at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org. This event is presented by the City College Center for the Arts.