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VIRTUAL POETRY READING–Neighborhood Voices

July 23 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Free – $10

VIRTUAL POETRY READING & COMMUNITY FORUM–Join West Oakland to West Africa for a free virtual public event, “Neighborhood Voices.” The event will feature poetry readings with work from our new anthology Black Rootedness: 54 Poets from Africa to America. Following the readings, there will be a community forum component, allowing our poets and audience to engage in meaningful dialogue around the Black/Pan-African experience. From San Francisco Public Library African American Center: Listen to “Neighborhood Voices,” a reading from our Oakland and Nigerian poets created during an epistolary exchange facilitated by West Oakland to West Africa, an international poetry exchange collective. Featuring Oakland Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga and Koku Konu, readings will be followed by meaningful open dialogue around themes of humanity, identity, intersectionality, and the Black and Pan-African experience. Saturday, July 23 from 10 am – 12 pm Online, $0-10. Click here to RSVP. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick grant.

 

Details

Date:
July 23
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wo2wa-black-rootedness-book-launch-tickets-356783026637?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Venue

CA United States