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Book Discussion with Herman Beavers: The Big Sea by Langston Hughes
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Room 305 (3rd Floor)
Grad Center
3615 Locust Walk

Join other graduate students in discussing this year's reading project text The Big Sea with English Professor Herman Beavers! Wine and cheese will be served. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea, he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance." This event is free, but please register in advance.