Haraka Writers to present spring show at Black Cultural Center

March 27, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Haraka Writers, the Purdue University Black Cultural Center's writing ensemble, will present its spring show Friday and Saturday (March 28-29) at the BCC.

"Time Lines: A Momentary Exploration of Now," will be at 7 p.m. each night in Multipurpose Room 1 at the BCC. It is free and open to the public.

Khari Bowden, BCC artist in residence who has been working with the writers and is coordinating the event, says the show will focus on time.

"What is time, culturally, socially, figuratively?" he said. "The Harakites are seeking answers to these questions."

Bill Caise, BCC assistant director, said several different perspectives on time will be presented in the show.

"This generation of Harakites has reached back to generations past and invited them to share their thoughts on time," he said. "We will have multi-generational reflections happening within the piece, and the audience will have an opportunity to see what the differences and commonalities are."

Haraka Writers, one of four performing arts ensembles from the Black Cultural Center, is a group of writers committed to literary expression of the black experience. This BCC ensemble began in 1973 under the name Creative Writers Workshop. Five years later the name was changed to Haraka, a Swahili word meaning "expression." 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu  

Source: Bill Caise, 765-494-4630, wcaise@purdue.edu

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