The Library Seminar Series and Office of Cultural Diversity at Big Sandy Community
and Technical College (BSCTC) will present Affrilachian poet Bianca Spriggs at 1:50
p.m., Monday, March 30, at the Dr. Michael B. and Carolyn S. McCall Art Gallery on
the Prestonsburg campus of BSCTC.
Spriggs presentation is entitled: Redefining the Region: Pushing Poetry through Cultural
In tradition of the Black Arts movements, Harlem Renaissance and other literary and
creative pursuits, Spriggs reveals relationships that link identity to familial roots,
cultural development, socio-economic stratification, political influence and inherent
connection to the land. Her presentation discusses the legacy of their work in Kentucky
and the Appalachian region within the context of how poetry challenges boundaries
and borders erected by public perception and historically-steeped prejudices.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Judy K. Howell at (606) 889-4750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.