Moonstone Poetry @ Brandywine Workshop
728 S. Broad Street
www.moonstoneartscenter.org – 215-735-9600
Monday May 5 2014, 7 pm
An Evening with Dr. Ja A. Jahannes
Presented by Moonstone Arts Center, Brandywine Workshop, The Brothers Network & Lincoln Alumni Association
Ja A. Jahannes latest book is Truthfeasting, he is a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, librettist, composer, spoken word artist, music producer, social critic, psychologist, and educator. He has written and produced twelve plays and published four books, a collection of essays, over two hundred articles, reviews, and poems, two oratorios, two symphony librettos, two opera librettos, a song cycle, and the memoir anthology WordSong Poets (an informal anecdotal journey through the lives and poetry of exceptional poets – Langston Hughes, Larry Neal, Ron Welburn, Everett Hoagland, Ja A. Jahannes, Keorapetse William Kgositsile and Gil Scott-Heron.) Jahannes has also written lyrics for over 100 songs and directed many theatre and performance productions, touring in the U. S. and abroad. Jahannes has lectured in Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.
Dr. Ja A. Jahannes is also a psychologist whose work has appeared in such diverse publications as the Journal of Ethnic Studies, the Journal of the National Medical Association, Upscale, Ebony, the Black Scholar, Encore, Class, Black Issues in Higher Education and the Saturday Review. He served as Associate Vice President for Development and member of faculty at Lincoln University (PA); Visiting Professor at The University of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Chair of the Departments of Professional Studies and Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda; Dean of the School of Education at Hampton University, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Savannah State University. Dr. Jahannes has lectured in Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East and is a pioneering scholar educator in psychology developing study programs in African Psychology and African American Psychology