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Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories – The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Part poetry, film, music, intricate paper puppetry and live actors working in shadow, Manual Cinema’s “No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” is an unforgettable multi-media experience that celebrates the life of an icon, poet laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Brooks was also a treasured educator and mentor to the countless writers and children who knew her as their very own “Miss Brooks.” Weaving together poetry, storytelling, sound design, original music, and striking visuals, No Blue Memories is an exploration of Brooks’s beloved city of Chicago and a story of how she navigated identity, craft, and politics over the course of one of the most remarkable careers in American literary history.