Women of the World

In addition to Denyce Graves, coming to campus the same week will be Andrea Mitchell and Sonia Sanchez.

NBC reporter/commentator Mitchell, the Cohen Arts & Lectures series speaker, was to have appeared in October, but the press of events after September 11 forced her postponement. She will speak Monday, March 18, on foreign policy issues.

As chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and host of MSNBC’s Mitchell Report, Mitchell files stories on political, economic, and foreign policy for network news programs. A 1967 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she is married to Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan.

Award-winning poet, playwright, and children’s book author Sonia Sanchez will read from her work Thursday, March 21, at Moravian’s first Poetry/Jazz Café.

Born in 1934, she is the daughter of jazz drummer Wilson Driver. (Her actual first name is Wilsonia. She uses the surname of her first husband, Alberto Sanchez, to whom she was married when she began writing professionally.) After graduating from Hunter College, she studied with poet Louise Bogan at New York University.

With the rise of the Black Arts Movement, she founded the Broadside Quartet, whose writers included the late Etheridge Knight (whom she then married) and Nikki Giovanni.
Sanchez began teaching at Temple University in 1977 and was Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women’s Studies there until she retired in 1999.

Her honors include awards from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the Pennsylvania Coalition of 100 Black Women, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award in 1998 and won an American Book Award for Homegirls and Handgrenades in 1984. For more about her work, visit www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=292.

She will read from Shake Loose My Skin, a 30-year retrospective of her poetry, and will sign books after the reading. Sharing the cabaret evening with her will be Keith Marks & Co.

March 12, 2002

Viva voce!
Metropolitan Opera mezzo Denyce Graves to sing recital at the College. With sidebar about Pennsylvania African-American composer Harry Thacker Burleigh, whose work she will perform.
A Tip of the Hat
Moravian is accepted for 2003 edition of Princeton Review's "The Best 331 Colleges."
In the News
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Showing Off
Exhibit about Moravian College for Women.
Women of the World
NBC foreign affairs commentator Andrea Mitchell, African-American poet Sonia Sanchez to appear at Moravian.
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