The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville announces it will present Aj McQueen, a poet, activist and motivational speaker, for a workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in the Multicultural Center at the Arkansas Union.

His appearance is sponsored by UA’s Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education in celebration of Black History Month.

McQueen’s seminar is just the beginning of an evening titled “Embrace the Black Writer,” according to a press release with the details.

An open mic, “Black Writers Speak,” starts at 7 p.m. that night. A meet-and-greet with performers and local writers  follows at 8:30 p.m.

McQueen as a motivational speaker has traveled and spoken to diverse audiences on topics such as building leadership skills, self-identity, social issues, and spiritual integrity.