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Phone (415) 338-2227
Price Free to $10
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Nikky Finney

Saturday, May 18, 2013 7:00p
Unitarian Conference Center San Francisco, CA

After her rousing, inspiring acceptance speech for the 2011 National Book Award, Nikky Finney gives a poetry reading sponsored by The Poetry Center at SF State.

Finney is the Guy Davenport Endowed Professor at University of Kentucky.

Her electrifying acceptance speech recalled African American slaves who were not allowed to learn to read or write. The actor John Lithgow, MC for the National Book Awards, said, “That’s the best acceptance for anything I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Created by SF State Creative Arts

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Unitarian Conference Center
1187 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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