About the Film:
As part of the Little Theatre's Black History Month special screening series, partnering with Writers & Books, WXXI is pleased to present this special screening followed by a panel discussion. Specially selected clips from Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will screen Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7pm at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue (L1). The film presents her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life with remarkable unmatched access. This intimate and personal portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life is a touching and moving tribute to her legacy. The event is FREE and open the public. Seats are first come, first served.
The film will be followed by a panel discussions with panelist to be announced soon.
High School Writing Contest:
During the months of January and February, Writers & Books will run a writing contest for local high schoolers. We will accept submissions, either a 20 line poem or 250 word prose piece, based on Maya Angelou's "And Still I Rise." Submissions should address these questions in some way: What does Angelou's poem mean to you? How have you or others risen? The five top submissions, as judged by Writers & Books staff, will be honored in a brief ceremony on February 27 at the Little Theatre. There is no fee to enter the contest, and all entries should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines: one submission per person. Submissions must not exceed length requirements. Deadline to submit: February 12. The winners of this contest will be recognised at the February 27th screening event at the Little.