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Busboys and Poets for Dinner & Conversation with Nikki Giovanni

October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join Busboys and Poets at 6pm tonight, October 16 for virtual dinner and conversation with professor and poet Nikki Giovanni!

A distinguished Professor in the Department of English at Virginia Tech who is especially renowned for her poetry, Giovanni has long used her literary gifts to raise awareness of social issues, particularly those of gender and race. By the time she received her bachelor’s degree in history from Fisk University in 1967, she was already an outspoken activist for civil rights and equality. A year later, she published her first book of verse. She has published more than two dozen volumes of poetry, essays, and edited anthologies, as well as 11 illustrated children’s books, including “Rosa,” an award-winning biography of Rosa Parks. Giovanni’s autobiography, “Gemini,” was a finalist for the 1973 National Book Award. In 2004, her album, “The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection,” was a Grammy finalist for the Best Spoken Word Album.

Hosted by Busboys and Poets CEO and Founder Andy Shallal with a special dinner guest each week, the virtual dinner party series is a perfect way to get an intellectually stimulating start to your weekend. Order your favorite meal and beverage from Busboys and Poets, set your table, and tune in for a special dinner with some of the most influential leaders of our time.


October 16, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT