Monday, October 8, 2007

Professor Dinah Johnson has a new children's book out called, Hair Dance.

Professor Dinah Johnson has a new children's book out called, Hair Dance.

Here are some Columbia events going on around the area to celebrate her new book!

HAIR DANCE! A Series of Events

Celebrating African-American Hair Culture Through Literature,

Film, Music, and Scholarship

Friday, Nov. 2, 2007

7pm, Columbia Museum of Art

Talk by Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Associate Director of African American Studies, Princeton University and author of Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women and numerous other books

Sunday, Nov. 4

3pm, Richland County Public Library

A viewing of “Two Dollars and a Dream,” the story of legendary self-made millionaire and hair care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker produced by the MacArthur Foundation Fellow Stanley Nelson. Discussion to follow.

Friday, Nov. 9

7pm, Gambrell Auditorium

Meet award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson at a viewing of “Two Dollars and a Dream,” his documentary on Madame C.J. Walker. Discussion with the filmmaker himself will follow.

Sunday, Nov. 11

3 pm, Richland County Public Library

Book party for HAIR DANCE!, a new children’s book by local writer Dianne “Dinah” Johnson and nationally known photographer Kelly Johnson. Johnson’s photographs will be on exhibit in the gallery outside the children’s room and families will have the opportunity to meet the writer. In addition, there will be a short performance featuring the music of Roland Haynes and the choreography of Niani Feelings and Friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy the book and have it autographed and to have fun!

These events are sponsored by the USC Arts Institute, the Department of English, the Women’s Studies Program, the African American Studies Program, and the Richland County Public Library.

Contact for further information or questions: Dr. Dianne Johnson, or 777-2345

Posted on behalf of:

Ellen Shuler
Executive Director
South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy
at the SC State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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