Wednesday, 24 September 2014

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire celebrates archival collection in honour of Osonye Tess Onwueme, Saturday 18 October 2014

(Osonye Tess Onwueme)
On behalf of the Chancellor and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation, I have the special pleasure and honor to announce that on Saturday, October 18, 2014, our institution will be hosting a celebration of the Archival Collection in honor of Professor Onwueme, eminent University Professor of Global Letters at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire for her exceptional achievements and contributions to World Literature/Drama, the University of Wisconsin system, the Africana, and the world at large. 

To mark this historic event, international scholars, writers and speakers are expected to dialogue and participate in the celebration of the remarkable Archival Collection of the literary icon now being acquired by the University Wisconsin, in addition to showcasing a production from Onwueme's award-winning plays, “The Reign of Wazobia” during the event.

As you are aware, Dr. Onwueme is the recipient of several prestigious national and international awards, including the Fonlon-Nichols award, the Phyllis Wheatley/Nwapa award for outstanding black writers, the Martin Luther King, Jr./Caeser Chavez Distinguished Writers Award, the African Distinguished Writers Award, and the Association of Nigerian Authors Award (ANA).

We would like to invite you to attend this prestigious event and join in the celebration.  We also invite you to spread the word about this once in a lifetime celebration of Dr. Tess Onwueme, international treasure.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions you may have regarding this invitation.  

Debra Lang
Events & Special Projects Coordinator
Chancellor & Foundation Offices
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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