The Wright Museum


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broadside-front2Celebrate 46 years of literature and literacy with Detroit's Historic Broadside Press with readings and a reception with Dr. Gloria Aneb House and poet Aurora Harris and musical accompaniment by special guest artists.


"Solitude of Five Black Moons," Aurora Harris
Popular Detroit poet, performing artist, coach to several national Slam winners, and community activist, Aurora Harris will debut her collection of brilliant poems that address the most important issues of our time.  Ms. Harris will be accompanied by a dynamic jazz ensemble, in the performance of her powerfully inspiring work "Yurugu."


"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 introduce her book, recording the remarkable history of African American resort settlement, Idlewild, which celebrates its centennial anniversary in January 2012.  Dr. House's reading will be set to the backdrop of scenic photography of the historic community and be accompanied by cello.


Both performances will be followed by a book signing and reception.  This event is FREE and open to the public.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 494-5800
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