Noted poet E. Ethelbert Miller will give the first of two free lectures on the African American Literary Tradition from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Lee Reception Room of Reinsch Library at Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road. Miller will discuss poet Langston Hughes. He will lecture on The Black Arts Movement from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Lee Reception Room.
A self-described literary activist, Miller is the recipient of the 2016 George Garret Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature and the author of several collections of poetry. He has also written two memoirs, Fathering Words: The Making of An African American Writer and The 5th Inning. The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, released in March, was edited by Marymount alumna and Adjunct Professor Kirsten Porter.
Born in the Bronx, New York in 1950, Miller attended Howard University. He is the founder and former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., and served as a Commissioner for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities from 1997-2008.