Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 18 Sunday Kind of Love - Brian Gilmore Send-Off Reading! With Brian Gilmore & Kenny Carroll

Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday July 18, 2010
4-6 pm

Celebrating Brian Gilmore
With readings by Brian, Kenneth Carroll, and you!

Join us as we raise a toast to Brian, who is moving to Michigan to teach public interest law. His voice and his uncompromising vision will be missed - let's send him off in style!

Busboys & Poets
14th & V Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Hosted by Katy Richey and Sarah Browning
Cosponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock
Bring your DC poem, Brian Gilmore poem, road trip poem, or moving to Michigan poem to read on the open mic! (Or any poem, of course!)

Admission free, donations encouraged
For more info:, 202-387-POET

Brian Gilmore is the author of two books of poems, elvis presley is alive and well and living in harlem, (Third World Press 1993) and Jungle Nights and Soda Fountain Rags: Poem for Duke Ellington (Karibu Books 2001). He received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2001 and 2003; was a Cave Canem Fellow in 1997; and a Pushcart prize nominee in 2007. A public interest lawyer, he has been teaching in the Clinical Law Center at the Howard University, is a columnist for The Progressive Media Project, and a contributing writer for Ebony-Jet online. A lifelong Washingtonian, he will be relocating with his family to Michigan this summer.

Kenneth Carroll is a native Washingtonian. His poetry, short stories, essays, and plays have appeared in Black Literature Forum, In Search Of Color Everywhere, Bum Rush The Page, and American Poetry: The Next Generation. His book of poetry, So What: For The White Dude Who Said This Ain't Poetry, was published in 1997 by Bunny & The Crocodile Press. He is executive director of DC WritersCorps and past president of the African American Writers Guild. He received a 2005 Literary Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, was nominated for a 2004 Pushcart Prize for Poetry, and received the Mayor's Arts Award for Service to the Arts. He was named one of WETA's Hometown Heroes in 2004.

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