Virtual Book Circle: Celebrating the Poetry of Sophia Thakur hosted by ALASC

Student Group

ALASC invites you to join us for a special event celebrating National Poetry Month. We are hosting a virtual book circle to explore Somebody Give This Heart a Pen, a book of poetry by renowned performance poet Sophia Thakur. All are welcome — you don’t need to have read the book to attend this event. We’ll be sharing videos of Thakur’s spoken word performances. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on and draw meaningful connections with Thakur’s powerful work.

This special event follows the success of our book giveaway in honor of Black History Month, when we gave away over 100 copies of Thakur’s book. This ALASC project was made possible by funding from our SJSU Fund Student Support and Activities Award.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope you can join us for the book circle. In the meantime, check out this interview where Thakur discusses her work as a performance poet and describes the experience of putting spoken words to the page.

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Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Zoom