This program is offered in-person and via live streaming. There are two different venues to attend in-person or live streaming. Check information in the description for details.
Join award-winner fiction and poetry author Tyehimba Jess to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Jess will be discussing his work as a poet and fiction writer. Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry and an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess' fiction and poetry have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century, and Slam: The Art of Performance Poetry.
The program will take place at the Gaithersburg Library and it will also be offered via live streaming.
Registration is still open.
If you plan to attend the program IN-PERSON, please join us at the Gaithersburg Library at 5:30 pm. Seating is limited.
If you plan to attend the program via LIVE STREAMING from anywhere, please click the link below to join the webinar:
After the presentation, there will be a reception with appetizers. During the reception, Jess will be signing some of his books. Books will be available at the event for purchase from the Friends of the Library Montgomery County or by visiting https://bookshop.org/shop/folmc.
The Contemporary Conversations series is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) and the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC).
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AGE GROUP: | Teens | Older Adults | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Meet the Author | Lectures and Discussions |
TAGS: | Official Partnership | Indoor Program | Friends of the Library | Contemporary Conversations |