World-renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will discuss their literary works and professional experiences with Bowie State University students in two free public lectures, as part of the Global Woman Project Lecture Series. Both events feature open question-and-answer forums and book signings immediately following the programs.

“An Evening with Sonia Sanchez” will take place 7 p.m., April 18 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center, Myers Auditorium. Before the public lecture, Sanchez will lead a small group of selected Bowie State students in a creative writing workshop. English composition students are also reading Sanchez’s work before the evening event.

Author of more than 15 books, Sanchez is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award. She has lectured at more than 500 universities and colleges in the United States and has presented her poetry to audiences in Africa, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. She was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English at Temple University.