A Word of Difference: Rita Dove and Joshua Coyne Celebrate History and Creativity
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.
Monteabaro Recital Hall
Howard Community College
In celebration of HoCoPoLitSo’s 40th year, former National Poet Laureate Rita Dove will read from her acclaimed most-recent book of poems, Sonata Mulattica, about historical Afro-European violinist George Bridgetower. Violin virtuoso Joshua Coyne will play original music inspired by literature. Coyne’s story as a young African-American classical musician is juxtaposed with Bridgetower’s in the upcoming documentary film Sonata Mulattica, which also features Dove.
Extended scenes from the film will premiere at the event, followed by a discussion with Dove, Coyne, and the film’s creators.
The book Sonata Mulattica has been described by the American Library Association as “a mischievous and sensuous cycle of linked poems that explores genius and power, class and race.”
Presented in partnership with Candlelight Concert Society, Columbia Film Society, the Howard Community College Music Department, and the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Register HERE for this free event.