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Living legend to speak Thursday at Eckerd College

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 11, 2007



Named one of the "25 Living Legends" by Oprah Winfrey in 2006, poet and activist Nikki Giovanni will give a public talk in Fox Hall at Eckerd College at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The author of 30 books for both adults and children, Giovanni is a distinguished professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. A book signing will be held after Giovanni's lecture and Q&A session.

Eckerd College is at 4200 54th Ave. S in St. Petersburg. Call 727 864-7979 or e-mail for more information.


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[Last modified November 10, 2007, 21:59:06]

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