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Shanta Lee Gander – Lucy Speaks: Rights, Witness and Voice
April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lucy Terry Prince is considered the nation’s first African American poet, who raised her family and fought to keep her land in Guilford Vermont.
Join us Wednesday, April 25th, at 7 pm as storyteller and writer Shanta Lee Gander engages us in a conversation about rights, witness and voice through the lens of Lucy Terry Prince’s life. This interactive presentation will include a live performance of Lucy’s only surviving poem, “Bars Fight.”
More about Shanta Lee Gander:
Shanta Lee Gander is an artist and multi-faceted professional in leadership, marketing, management and event planning. As an artist, her endeavors incorporate writing prose, poetry, and articles, as well as photography. Her projects include a photography collaboration, “Perfect Imperfection” with photographer Liz LaVorgna. She has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College. She currently serves on the Sandglass Theater board. Shanta has previously been the president of the Arts Council of Windham County board and currently designs their creativity forums, Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination, which reaches the watershed regions of VT, NH, and MA.
Shanta Lee’s prose has been incorporated into her past weekly radio segments, Ponder This, for Green Mountain Mornings 100.3 FM/1490 AM WKVT. Her writing has also been featured in Rebelle Society, on the Ms. Magazine Blog, in recent dispatches about Cuba as a guest writer in Vermont Views, and in VOICES, a mixed-media show that she has co-created with her husband taking place in April 2018 (originally debuted in April 2017).
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