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SPECTRUM 20 BOOK LAUNCH

08/31/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Performance

SPECTRUM PUBLISHING welcomes the public to join 66 poets and artists for a Celebratory Reading of the new issue themed “Who’s Your Honey?” 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ALL AGES Please arrive early as reading begins at 3PM sharp. Seating based on availability.

Books will be available for $10 each payable via cash. Grateful for your presence and support. Creator: Don Kingfisher Campbell Managing Editor: Gregory Foster Cover Art: Joyce Lieberman 

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Pasadena Central Library
285 E Walnut Street The Studio on 4 4TH Floor
Pasadena , CA 91101

An Evening of Humorous Readings

08/15/2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Performance

An Evening of Humorous Readings is a monthly show of literary humorists reading their most literary humor! We feature short humor pieces, like the kind you find on McSweeney’s or Shouts and Murmurs, read aloud by the people who wrote them. Come at 6:30 to hang out before the show at 7:30!

Your guests:

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Caveat
21 A Clinton St.
New York, NY

Carlos Andres Gomez and Angel Nafis

09/05/2019 - 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading/Performance

In Hijito—selected by Eduardo C. Corral as winner of the 2018 Broken River Prize—Carlos Andrés Gómez, prize-winning poet and author of the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, writes of brutality and beauty with the same urgency and with a truth that burns readily. As a vital and tender exploration and deconstruction of contemporary society, his poetry engages with America’s ever-changing landscape and the ways in which race, gender, and violence coalesce.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Book Launch: Ray Allen Presents Jump Up! Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

08/27/2019 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance

Jump Up! Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City is the first comprehensive history of Trinidadian calypso and steelband music in the diaspora. Blending oral history, archival research, and ethnography, ethnomusicologist Ray Allen examines how members of New York's diverse Anglophile-Caribbean communities forged transnational identities through the self-conscious embrace and transformation of Carnival music.

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Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect Lefferts Garden)
632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Touché! A Tournament of Words

10/19/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Performance

Saturday October 19, 7PM at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro, Vermont

A Brattleboro Literary Festival-affiliated event.

A night of mischief, joymaking, and word games to celebrate the launch of Mount Island, the new magazine for rural LGBTQ+ and POC writers and artists!

Doors open at 6:30 PM for mingling and a variety of word games until 7:00 PM, when the main event begins: Touché! A Tournament of Words.

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118 Elliot
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fred Moten

10/05/2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Poetry
Performance

Fred Moten’s areas of study and practice are Black Studies, Critical Theory, Performance Studies, and Poetics. His writing has included scholarly texts In The Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition and consent not to be a single being, several books of poetry, and ongoing collaborations with theorist Stefano Harney (they are co-authors of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study and A Poetics of the Undercommons) and artist Wu Tsang (they are authors of Who Touched Me?).

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James Cohan Gallery
48 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013

Reading and Rhythm on the River Front

08/15/2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Performance

Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program that provides children from southeast Michigan an opportunity to see live children’s entertainment, hear a story read by a storyteller or community leader and receive a free book, as well as a ride on the lovely Cullen Family Carousel.

Sessions take place at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM at Cullen Plaza.

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Detroit River Front
1340 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI

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