Russell Simmons Book Signing


Simmons, who recently released his book "Life

And Def," will discuss his new book at a workshop

at New York City's Boys & Girls High School. Co-author

and longtime friend and writer Nelson George will also

be present. The workshop will be moderated by journalist/activist

Kevin Powell.

Taking place

Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 7 P.M., the Boys &

Girls High School is located at 1700 Fulton Street (Bed-Stuy)

Brooklyn New York. When asked why he chose to do a book

signing and workshop in Brooklyn as opposed to a flashier

venue, Simmons told "I love going to

the hood and meeting kids. I like to discuss their experiences,

they inspire and change me."

There will

also be performances by Poets features in the new anthology,

"Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam." Simmons

recently finished taping and editing his HBO special,

Def Poetry Slam, which featured top poets from around

the country and was hosted by Mos Def.

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