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1/16/2024 - Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance on February 16, 2024

On Friday, February 16, 2024 from 2-3:30pm on Zoom and streamed to the Kingsley Room, join us for a virtual program and learn about a prominent member of the Harlem Renaissance: Langston Hughes.

Join us as we explore the contributions of Langston Hughes, one of the most visible writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes' work ranged from novels, plays, short stories, children’s books, translations, and anthologies. Today, Hughes is recognized as one of the towering figures of American Literature whose accessible poetry challenges us to explore the power of diversity to create unity.

Led by Dr. Bill Thierfelder, a retired college professor who taught a variety of Arts and Humanities courses for 32 years at several New York universities and colleges, including St. John's University and Dowling College. He holds a Ph.D. in English, with minors in theater, art history and music history.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Library. Registration is required. Zoom invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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