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Finding Mrs. Phillis with Toni Bee and Prof. Nicole Aljoe

May 20 @ 2:00 pm

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Date:
May 20
Time:
2:00 pm
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Venue

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Phone:
617-876-4491
Website:
www.nps.gov/long
About

Sketch engraving of 18th century poet Phillis Wheatley sitting at a table.

Through a historical eye and a creative mind, the Professor and the Poet will lecture on the correspondence between General George Washington and Poet Phillis Wheatley Peters. This event includes a lecture, house tour, and poetry workshop.

Toni Bee is a poet, educator, workshop facilitator, and Cambridge Poetry Ambassador. Nicole Aljoe is a Professor of English and Africana Studies at Northeastern University. They are co-authors of the article “Reading and Teaching Phillis Wheatley Peters in Boston,” published in the journal Early American Literature.

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Free and open to all, registration required.