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MLK 2022 Keynote Event



Renowned poet, professor and author Nikky Finney will deliver a keynote address as part of Vanderbilt University’s 2022 series honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Finney is scheduled to speak Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m. CT as part of a broader virtual program that will begin with a vigil and include remarks by Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. After Finney’s address, Major Jackson, director of creative writing and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will host a moderated Q & A with the speaker.

The virtual event is open to the entire Vanderbilt community, but registration is required.


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Nikky Finney’s books are available for purchase.