Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, poet and Professor Emeritus at University of Dayton, performs the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar (1872-1906) was a friend of the Wright Brothers and the first African American Poet to be nationally recognized for his literary work, which included short stories, novels and poems. He was the son of former slaves, and his famous line, “I know why the caged bird sings”, was later used as the title of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography. Come experience the power of poetry and celebrate Paul Laurence Dunbar’s amazing legacy.
Supplement your reading of this year’s Big Read - David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers - with a story that focuses on Wilbur and Orville’s sister Katharine. Based on letters between Katharine Wright and her friend and future husband, Harry Haskell, Maiden Flight is the true-life story of the Wright Sister who played an instrumental role in her brothers’ achievements. Maiden Flight is written by Haskell’s grandson and namesake, Harry J. Haskell, who will be visiting Wright Library on Thursday March 30th at 7pm.
Join author, speaker, healer and yoga therapist, Marsha Danzig to hear her amazing life-affirming story. From the Roots: The True Story of How I Beat Death and Learned to Live explores one woman’s decision to find grace, hilarity, and ultimately joy, in the worst of circumstances.