Friday, September 18, 2015

Join Us for 3 Fabulous 100,000 Poets for Change Events featuring Mahogany L. Browne!

As part of the global celebration of poetry, art, and music's ability to promote social, environmental, and political change, Split This Rock is thrilled to join with Little Patuxent Review, Upshur Street Books, and the George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival to present three FREE events featuring Mahogany L. Browneco-founder of #BlackPoetsSpeakOut, a movement that engages Black poets and poetry in the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more about the annual 100,000 Poets for Change celebration and other affiliated events at its website.

Photo of Mahogany Browne
Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Mahogany L. Browne bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcees. Author of Smudge, she is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO's Brave New Voices and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Friday Night Slam curator, and currently an MFA Candidate for Writing & Activism at Pratt Institute.

Get an early peek at what's in store by watching Browne perform "#blkgrlmagic" on Youtube.


The Poet's Response: A Conversation on Social Justice & Poetics
Sun., Sept. 27 | 12-1pm | Baltimore Inner Harbor | FREE  
This Baltimore Book Festival panel & poetry reading features Mahogany Browne, zakia henderson-brown, Goldie Patrick, & Laura Shovan. Co-moderated by Sarah Browning (Split This Rock) and Steven Leyva (Little Patuxent Review). Visit the Baltimore Book Festival's website for more info.

Reading at Upshur Street Books 
Sun., Sept. 27 | 6pm | 827 Upshur St. NW, DC | FREE 
Join us for poetry, light refreshments, and inspiration as Mahogany Browne shares her heart-filling poetry. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Reading at GMU Fall for the Book Festival 
Mon., Sept. 28 | 4:30pm | GMU - Fairfax, Virginia campus, 
Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Ctr. Plaza | FREE
Don't miss Mahogany Browne at this week-long regional festival for all ages! Read more about the event and the festival at the Fall for the Book website

1 comment:

Amuesi said...

Really impressed with her style and depth of poetry. I felt things that I couldn't put words to. Thank you