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May 16 @ 6:30 pm

Free

From Emily Dickinson to Lucinda Williams: Women Speaking Truth to Power through Poetry and Music

Join UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Nicole Blair for a discussion of the roots of Americana music by women, focusing on two examples: Emily Dickinson and Lucinda Williams. Blair will argue that poets like Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Emily Dickinson, paved the way for songwriters like Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, and Lucinda Williams. She will discuss how Americana music provides female singer-songwriters with a way to express their lived experiences, which not only empowers women, but uplifts society as a whole.

Free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/eventsprograms/

Venue

Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

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