A poetry reading by Nikki Giovanni begins at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Dundalk Community College Theatre.
A book-signing and reception are to follow. The public is invited to all three events. Admission is free.
Giovanni's reading closes the 5th Annual Creative Writing Forum. Sponsored by Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County Community Colleges, the forum is made up of a daylong series of instructional workshops for 84 high school students in the county.
Giovanni has published nearly 20 books, made a half-dozen records and had a movie made about her work. Her first book of poetry, "Black Feeling Black Talk," was published in 1968.
Giovanni is an honors graduate of Fisk University and holds honorary doctorates from six universities.
For more information, call 285-9877.