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Events & Appearances

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2018

  • Brooklyn Book Festival at 12pm
    Panel for Theatre, Poetry and the Language of the Church
    Main Stage, Borough Hall Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • St. Mary's College at 7:30pm
    Collegiate Seminar
    De La Salle Hall, Hagerty Lounge
    1928 St. Mary's Rd
    Moraga, CA
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  • University of San Francisco at 7:45pm
    MFA in Writing Program Reading Series
    Fromm Hall
    2130 Fulton St
    San Francisco, CA
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  • University of Pennsylvania at 5pm
    Lecture: Acts, Facts, and Artifacts: The Stuff of Black Culture
    International House, 3701 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA
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  • State Theater at 6pm
    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
    Playhouse Sq
    Cleveland, OH
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  • Swann Auction Galleries at 6:00pm
    Conversation and Cocktails
    Hosted by Nigel Freeman
    104 East 25th St, 5th floor
    New York, NY
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  • Miller Theater at 6:30pm
    Lucie Brock Broido Tribute
    2960 Broadway
    New York, NY
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  • The Yale Club at 12:30
    Publishers Lunch Club
    50 Vanderbilt Ave
    New York, NY
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  • University of Mississippi
    Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium
    Release of Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance
    Oxford, MS
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  • Univ of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 7:30pm
    Forum Guest on Fake News
    Schofield Auditorium
    Eau Claire, WI
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  • Rutgers University at 5:30pm
    Writers at Newark Reading Series
    Express Newark, Hahnes Building
    Newark, NJ
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  • National Sawdust at 7:30pm
    Paul Muldoon's Against the Grain
    80 North 6th St
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • Miami Book Fair
    Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus
    Miami, FL
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  • Schomburg Center at 6pm
    Black Comic Book Festival
    On the panel for Black Panther: Hero and a Movement
    New York, NY
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  • Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University at 4PM
    111 James P Brawley Dr. SW
    Atlanta, GA
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    Postponed due to weather
  • Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, with A Cappella Books at 7pm
    441 Freedom Pkwy. NE
    Atlanta, GA
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    Postponed due to weather
  • The New York Public Library Celeste Auditorium at 6:30pm
    In conversation with Rebecca Carroll
    New York, NY
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  • Greenlight Bookstore at 7:30pm
    in conversation with National Book Foundation director Lisa Lucas
    686 Fulton St.
    New York, NY
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  • Langley Hall, CalArts campus at 7pm
    CalArts Writer-in-Residence reading with Katie Jacobson
    24700 McBean Pkwy.
    Valencia, CA
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  • REDCAT at 8:30pm
    Reading with Katie Jacobson
    631 W 2nd St.
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • The New School at 6pm
    NBCC Finalist Reading
    66 West 12th St.
    New York, NY
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  • Grace Farms Library at 7:30pm
    365 Lukes Wood Rd.
    New Canaan, CT
  • Loft Literary Center at 7:00pm
    In conversation with Marlon James
    Minneapolis, MN
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  • College of St. Benedict at 7pm
    37 South College Ave.
    St. Joseph, MN
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  • Virginia Festival of the Book
    Things Unseen: Race in America Today
    UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre at 4pm
    109 Culberth Rd.
    Charlottesville, VA
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  • Virginia Festival of the Book
    An Evening with the National Book Awards
    Paramount Theater at 8pm
    215 E Main St.
    Charlottesville, VA
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  • Glenn Horowitz Booksellers at 7:30pm
    PEN America Winter 2018 Authors' Evening
    20 W 55th St.
    New York, NY
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  • BAMcafé at 6:30pm
    Brooklyn Academy of Music's "Eat, Drink & Be Literary"
    30 Lafayette Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Location TBA at 6pm
    Watermark Books offsite event
    Wichita, KS
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  • Location TBA at 7pm
    Magic City Books offsite event
    Tulsa, OK
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  • Parkway Central Library at 7:30pm
    Conversation w/Gregory Pardlo
    1901 Vine St.
    Philadelphia, PA
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  • Pratt Library at MICA Brown Center at 6:30pm
    Conversation w/Gregory Pardlo
    1301 W Mt. Royal Ave.
    Baltimore, MD
  • Location TBA at 6pm
    MIT CommForum
    Cambridge, MA
  • Schomburg Center
    Conversation w/Claudia Rankine
    515 Malcolm X Blvd.
    New York, NY
  • Lensic Center at 7pm
    Reading, conversation w/Colson Whitehead
    211 W San Francisco St.
    Santa Fe, NM
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  • Brooklyn Historical Society at 6:30pm
    in conversation with Elizabeth Alexander
    128 Pierpont St.
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • Joe's Pub at 7pm
    House of Speakeasy: Seriously Entertaining
    New York, NY
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2017

  • Genome Sciences Building Auditorium at 7:30pm
    2017 Thomas Wolfe Lecture
    Chapel Hill, NC
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  • Gramercy Theatre at 4:00pm
    The New Yorker Festival, with Paul Muldoon
    New York, NY
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  • Inspire Theater at 6:30pm
    Vegas Valley Book Festival Program, in conversation with Richard Nash
    Las Vegas, NV
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  • NY Public Library for Perf Arts at 6:00pm
    The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years of Subways and Buses
    New York, NY
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  • Texas Book Festival
    Austin, TX
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  • Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library at 10:00am
    Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
    Atlanta, GA
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  • Schomburg Center at 6:30pm
    In conversation with Garnette Cadogan
    New York, NY
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  • South Shore Cultural Center at 6:00pm
    Chicago Humanities Festival
    Chicago, IL
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  • Irish Arts Center at 7:30pm
    Conversation led by Paul Muldoon
    New York, NY
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  • Miami Book Fair
    Miami, FL
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  • Benaroya Hall/Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at 7:30pm
    Seattle Arts + Lecture
    Seattle, WA
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  • Politics & Prose at 7:00pm
    Washington, DC
  • Harvard Book Store at 7:00pm
    Cambridge, MA
  • Brickell Avenue Literary Society luncheon at 12:00pm
    Wolfson Auditorium of Temple Israel
    Miami, FL
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