Friday, January 9, 2015

Coming Soon: Black Arts Movement co-founder Marvin X in Concert at San Francisco State University

As part of the Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration,   Marvin X is proposing An Evening with Marvin X at San Francisco State University. Marvin X graduated in English/Creative Writing at SFSU. He is one of the founding members of the Black Students Union and his first play Flowers for the Trashman was produced by the drama department while he was an undergrad. He dropped out of SFSU to co-found Black Arts West Theatre in the Fillmore, 1966, with Ed Bullins; in 1967 he co-founded The Black House in San Francisco with Eldridge Cleaver. Marvin X later taught African American literature and Radio & television Writing at SFSU. He is the author of 30 books.

This event will be part of the BAM 27 City Tour he has undertaken with BAM icons and the BAM Arkestra and Poet's Choir. It will feature the poet reading and  in conversation with Davey D on local, national and global issues. It will include an exhibit of his archives.

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