FAMU hosts 10th annual literary series

FAMU Literacy Series
FAMU Literacy Series
Posted at 12:28 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2019-03-18 15:44:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -  Florida A&M University kicked off its annual Spring Literary Series Thursday.

This year's presentation is the 10th annual series, hosted by the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities.

The School of the Environment, The Literary Guild, COCA and partnered to present the event with contributions from several sponsors. 

Sponsors include The King-Mays Law Office, Deana Ponso and Joseph Kershaw, Jr.; Alix Alexis; Wilhelmina King Ed.D; Kenneth Johnson, Elizabeth Clayton; Joel and Derrick Floyd-Morton; and the King Pedroso Family.

Professors engaged audiences with topics ranging from criminology to climate, and from politics to pop culture. 

Featured guests include the FAMU alumnus Mayor of Cairo, Georgia, Booker Gainor and Clinton Byrd of the Montague Collection.  Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote speech.

Presentations began Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom and continued until 5 p.m. They resume Friday at 9:05 a.m. in the Meek Eaton Black Archives and conclude with a reception and book signing at 7:30 p.m.

The King-Mays Law Office, Deana Ponso and Joseph Kershaw, Jr., Alix Alexis, Wilhelmina King Ed.D, Kenneth Johnson, Elizabeth Clayton, Joel and Derrick Floyd-Morton, and the King Pedroso Family sponsored the event.