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Kamau Kemayo to Speak Dec. 9

December 8, 2004

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MACOMB, IL - - Kamau Kemayo, a professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield and Western Illinois University’s Creative Writers Society Fall 2004 visiting writer, will speak on "The Experience of a Black Writer: Culture, Language and Globalization," from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 in the University Union Violet Room.

Following his presentation, Kemayo will read from his poetry volume, "Bangsinging," at 5:15 p.m. at the Sullivan Taylor Coffee House on the square in downtown Macomb. Kemayo will be available before and after the reading for discussion and comments on his work.

The event is cosponsored by the Visiting Lecturers Committee, Western’s English and journalism department and the Sullivan Taylor Coffee House. For more information contact the Creative Writers Society at 309/251-3130 or email questions to

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