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Renowned Scholar, Poet, Playwright & Activist

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Sonia Sanchez is a renowned scholar, poet, playwright and activist who has been an influential force in African American literary and political culture for over three decades. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems, and Shake Loose My Skin.

She is the recipient of the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry. Her numerous other honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Award, the Community Service Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the Lucretia Mott Award, the governor's Award for Excellence in the Humanities, the Peace and Freedom Award from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

She has also edited two anthologies: We Be Word Sorcerers: 25 Stories by Black Americans and 360 [degrees] of Blackness Coming at You, and was the winner of the 1995 American Book Award in Poetry for Homegirls and Handgrenades. Sanchez has published numerous plays including Black Cats and Uneasy Landings and I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't.

Sanchez was also in the forefront of the Black studies movement and taught the first course in the country on Black Women. She held the Laura Carnell Chair in English and Women's Studies at Temple University where she was also the first Presidential Fellow. Sanchez addresses issues related to the African American experience, women, literature and culture.

Sanchez has lectured at more than five hundred universities and colleges in the United States and has traveled extensively, reading her poetry in Africa, Nicaragua, Cuba and the Caribbean, Europe, China, Australia and Canada. She was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University where she began teaching in 1977 and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English there until her retirement in 1999. She is one of 20 African American women featured in “Freedom Sisters,” an interactive exhibition created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition.

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Homegirls and Handgrenades

Homegirls and Handgrenades

Morning Haiku

Morning Haiku

Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems (Bluestreak)

Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems (Bluestreak)

Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems (Bluestreak)

Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems (Bluestreak)

Does Your House Have Lions ?

Does Your House Have Lions ?

Under a Soprano Sky

Under a Soprano Sky

Speaking Topics
  • Coming of Age in the 1960s

  • An Evening with Sonia Sanchez

  • From the Black Arts to Hip-Hop

  • A Black Woman Speaks

  • The 21st Century for People of Color

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Sonia Sanchez

5 out of 5

Renowned Scholar, Poet, Playwright & Activist

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Sonia Sanchez Biography

Sonia Sanchez is a renowned scholar, poet, playwright and activist who has been an influential force in African American literary and political culture for over three decades. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems, and Shake Loose My Skin.

She is the recipient of the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry. Her numerous other honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Award, the Community Service Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the Lucretia Mott Award, the governor's Award for Excellence in the Humanities, the Peace and Freedom Award from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

She has also edited two anthologies: We Be Word Sorcerers: 25 Stories by Black Americans and 360 [degrees] of Blackness Coming at You, and was the winner of the 1995 American Book Award in Poetry for Homegirls and Handgrenades. Sanchez has published numerous plays including Black Cats and Uneasy Landings and I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't.

Sanchez was also in the forefront of the Black studies movement and taught the first course in the country on Black Women. She held the Laura Carnell Chair in English and Women's Studies at Temple University where she was also the first Presidential Fellow. Sanchez addresses issues related to the African American experience, women, literature and culture.

Sanchez has lectured at more than five hundred universities and colleges in the United States and has traveled extensively, reading her poetry in Africa, Nicaragua, Cuba and the Caribbean, Europe, China, Australia and Canada. She was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University where she began teaching in 1977 and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English there until her retirement in 1999. She is one of 20 African American women featured in “Freedom Sisters,” an interactive exhibition created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition.

Sonia Sanchez Videos

  • Sonia Sanchez - These are Dangerous Times
    Sonia Sanchez nourishment. Speaking on issues affecting black lives.
  • BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez Trailer
    BADDDDD SONIA SANCHEZ offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet, educator and activist Sonia...
  • Alicia Garza and Sonia Sanchez on #BlackLoveMatters
    Alicia Garza (co-founder, #BlackLivesMatter) interviews Sonia Sanchez (writer, Black Arts Movement) on Malcolm X, online organizing and love in the...

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Sonia Sanchez Speaking Topics

  • Coming of Age in the 1960s

  • An Evening with Sonia Sanchez

  • From the Black Arts to Hip-Hop

  • A Black Woman Speaks

  • The 21st Century for People of Color

FAQs on booking Sonia Sanchez

  • How to book Sonia Sanchez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sonia Sanchez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sonia Sanchez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sonia Sanchez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sonia Sanchez?

    Booking fees for Sonia Sanchez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sonia Sanchez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sonia Sanchez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sonia Sanchez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sonia Sanchez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sonia Sanchez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sonia Sanchez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sonia Sanchez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sonia Sanchez for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sonia Sanchez generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Ilyasah Shabazz, Julianne Malveaux, Angela Davis and Donna Brazile. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sonia Sanchez for an upcoming event.

Sonia Sanchez Speaker Videos

  • Sonia Sanchez - These are Dangerous Times
    Sonia Sanchez nourishment. Speaking on issues affecting black lives.
    BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez Trailer
    BADDDDD SONIA SANCHEZ offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet, educator and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as “a woman with razor...
  • Alicia Garza and Sonia Sanchez on #BlackLoveMatters
    Alicia Garza (co-founder, #BlackLivesMatter) interviews Sonia Sanchez (writer, Black Arts Movement) on Malcolm X, online organizing and love in the Black Freedom Movement.
    What does it mean to be human? | Sonia Sanchez
    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this captivating reading, legendary poet, activist and scholar Sonia Sanchez explores the most important...

Sonia Sanchez Speaking Topics

  • Coming of Age in the 1960s

  • An Evening with Sonia Sanchez

  • From the Black Arts to Hip-Hop

  • A Black Woman Speaks

  • The 21st Century for People of Color

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If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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