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An Evening with Nikki Giovanni: Poetry Reading and Documentary Screening

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni: Poetry Reading and Documentary Screening

Harvard Art Museums and the Woodberry Poetry Room invite all to an evening with literary icon and revered social justice activist Nikki Giovanni on Tuesday, Apr. 2. The program will begin with a screening of the 2024 documentary "Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project," which celebrates Giovanni’s life and work and looks at the revolutionary historical periods she’s lived through—from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. The screening will be followed by a poetry reading by Giovanni. She will be introduced by award-winning poet and current poet laureate of San Francisco Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. The screening and poetry reading will take place in Menschel Hall, on the Lower Level of the Harvard Art Museums; doors to the hall will open for seating at 4:30pm. The film will begin at 5pm and the poetry reading will begin at 7pm. The seating for the film will be open from 4:30 to 6pm. For those who'd like to only attend the poetry reading, seating will re-open from 6:45–7pm. This is expected to be a popular event, so it is recommended to arrive in the first seating window, between 4:30 and 6pm. The reading will be livestreamed beginning at 7pm on the Woodberry Poetry Room YouTube channel.


32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA, 02138

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Tue Apr 2, 2024-Wed Apr 3, 2024

    • 9:00pm - 12:00am


  • Literary Event
  • Museums / Attractions