Celebrate Juneteenth with Internationally Acclaimed Artist and Author Van G. Garrett

Celebrate Juneteenth with Internationally Acclaimed Artist and Author Van G. Garrett

June 13 2023

On June 20, the community is invited to the Lone Star College-CyFair campus for a visit from award-winning author and poet Van G. Garrett in celebration of African American history. Garrett will read "Juneteenth", a lyrical picture book he wrote about a young boy who experiences the magic of a Juneteenth parade in Galveston, the birthplace of Juneteenth.

Garrett is an American poet, novelist, teacher, and photographer and the first student to receive a graduate certificate in African American Studies from the University of Houston. A native Texan, Garrett has led creative writing workshops at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. His visual art has been exhibited by or displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, University of Rhode Island, Rice University, and the Aurora Picture Show. As an internationally celebrated author and artist, he has won numerous awards and grants across the globe for his literary works. Currently, Garrett is an adjunct instructor of African American Studies and Literature at the University of Houston, as well as a teacher at Lanier Middle School.

Free tickets are available in the Lone Star College-CyFair Library’s Kids Corner one hour prior to the 3:00 PM event.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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