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Daphne Muse is great author at Harlem Renaissance Day event

Harlem Renaissance Day at Mills welcomes Oakland author and director of the Women's Leadership Institute at Mills, Daphne Muse.

This year, Muse's fourth book, The Entrance Place of Wonders: Poems of the Harlem Renaissance (Abrams 2006, ages 4 to 8), hit shelves. It is a collection of poetry and essays, aimed at young people, highlighting the works of some of Harlem's cultural leaders, from 1917 to 1935. Poets featured in the book include: Georgia Douglas Johnson, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen and Effie Lee Newsome. Additional authors include: Carrie W. Clifford, Madeline G. Allison and James Alpheus Butler, Jr.

Aside from being an author, Muse is a poet and social commentator. She has taught children's literature and writing classes at Mills and UC Berkeley for more than 25 years, with an emphasis on the Harlem Renaissance movement.

The event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Olin Library Salon.