Salem State to hold 17th annual Black symposium

M.K. Asante

Award-winning author, poet and filmmaker M.K. Asante will be the featured speaker at the 17th annual Salem State University Black Symposium. CNN calls MK Asante "a master storyteller and major creative force." The author of three celebrated books, Asante is a recipient of the Langston Hughes Award.

Asante also directed The Black Candle, a film he co-wrote with renowned poet Maya Angelou, who narrates the prize-winning film. He wrote and produced the film 500 Years Later, winner of five international film festival awards as well as the Breaking the Chains award from the United Nations.

Where:              Veterans Hall at the Ellison Campus Center        

When:               Monday, February 6 at 7 pm

This event is free and open to the public.