"Young's gorgeous verses put me in some kind of trance." Mary-Louise Parker, Goodreads

Events & Appearances

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2021

  • Library Foundation of Los Angeles at 8pm ET
    Lift Every Voice
    A virtual reading with Amanda Gorman, Kris Bowers, Robin Coste Lewis, & Safiya Sinclair
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  • Kansas City Public Library
    Lift Every Voice
    A virtual reading
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  • Spokane Community College at 10:30am PST
    Spokane, WA
    Virtual Hagan Center Speaker Series
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  • Geisel Library 50th Anniversary Series at 5:30pm PST
    San Diego, CA
    Virtual event w/Kimberley Phillips Boehm
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  • University of Southern California at 3:00pm PST
    Virtual reading and conversation
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  • A Tribute to Toni Morrison at 7:00pm EST
    Song of Solomon Marathon Reading
    w/introduction by Kevin
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  • Pop Life: Literature and Culture
    Library of Congress virtual event
    in conversation w/LOC Prize for Fiction winner Colson Whitehead
    moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald
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  • Cleveland Humanities Festival at 6:00pm ET
    Case Western University
    Virtual event w/Ben Vinson
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  • Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States conference
    Butler University
    Virtual Keynote Reading and Q&A
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2022

  • Festival of Faith and Writing
    Calvin College
  • Pen & Podium Series
    Denver Post Community Foundation
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2020

  • New York Hilton at 3:30pm
    AHS 134th Annual Meeting
    Session 48: A History of Authenticity
    Beekman Room, Second Floor
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  • Key West Literary Seminar
    Reading Between the Lines: Sports & Literature
    Key West, FL
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  • Richard F. Celeste Theatre at 7:30pm
    Colorado College Keynote Talk
    With Poetry Reading, Q & A and Signing
    Colorado Springs, CO
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  • *Postponed*
    Randolph-Macon College at 7:00pm
    Interview, Q & A and Signing
    Dalton Rm., Birdsong Hall
    Ashland, VA
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  • *Postponed*
    Doris Duke Theater at 7:00pm
    Reading and Tribute to W.S. Merwin
    Honolulu Museum of Art
    Honolulu, HI
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  • *Postponed*
    McCoy Studio Theater at 7:00pm
    Reading and Tribute to W.S. Merwin
    Maui Arts & Cultural Center
    Kahului, HI
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  • Macleans Live Zoom Event at 7:00pm
    Carol Anderson and Kevin Young in conversation with Paul Wells
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  • Rare Books School Virtual Event at 4:00pm ET
    Panel discussion with Brian Cassidy, Julie Nelson Davis & Nick Wilding
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  • Virtual Schomburg Center at 6:30pm ET
    Lift Every Voice: 250 Years of African American Poetry
    New York, NY
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  • Virtual Decatur Book Festival at 6:30pm ET
    Talk on African American Poetry
    Decatur, GA
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  • Case Western University at 5:00pm
    Reading and Signing
    Cleveland Humanities Festival
    Cleveland, OH
  • Reading of "The Bluest Eye" at 11:44am ET
    Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences
    A day-long, virtual reading celebrating the life of Toni Morrison
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  • Virtual Literary Salon at 7:30pm CT
    Graywolf Press
    In conversation with Natalie Diaz, Roy G. Guzmán, and Khaled Mattawa
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  • Virtual Auburn Public Library at 7pm
    Lift Every Voice: Atlanta’s Contribution to the Black Poetic Tradition
    Atlanta, GA
  • Two Writers Talking series at 7pm ET
    Virtual conversation with Robin Coste Lewis, moderated by Glory Edim
    Knopf Doubleday
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  • Chicago Public Library at 7pm ET
    Lift Every Voice
    Virtual Readings from African American Poetry
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  • Princeton Public Library at 5pm ET
    Lift Every Voice w/Tracy K. Smith
    A virtual reading
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2019

  • Schomburg Center
    7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
    515 Malcolm X Blvd
    New York, NY
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  • Rollins Chapel at 3pm
    Tucker Center MLK Multi-Faith Celebration
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH
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  • ***CANCELED***
    Knauss Hall at 7pm
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI
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  • Langley Hall at 7pm
    CalArts 2019 Writer-in-Residence
    24700 McBean Pkwy
    Valencia, CA
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  • REDCAT at 8:30pm
    CalArts 2019 Writer-in-Residence
    631 West 2nd St
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • Lewis Arts complex at 10am
    Black Poetry Conference
    122 Alexander St
    Princeton, NJ
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  • Livak Ballroom at 4pm
    Talk on BROWN: Adventures in Being
    University of Vermont Davis Center
    Burlington, VT
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  • Student Center at 5pm
    Chancellor's Distinguished Speaker Series
    UC Irvine Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Irvine, CA
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  • Humanities Theatre at 4:30pm
    Durst Distinguished Lecture Series
    Purchase College
    Purchase, NY
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  • ATC Building at 11am
    Calhoun Community College Writers' Conference
    Decatur Campus, 6250 Hwy. 31 North
    Tanner, AL
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  • Alabama Center for the Arts at 7pm
    Calhoun Community College Writers' Conference
    133 2nd Ave
    Decatur, AL
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  • Mary Harris Auditorium at 6:30pm
    The Intersection of Fact, Fiction, and Art
    Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
    Lighthouse Writers Workshop
    Denver, CO
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  • Oregon Ballroom 203 at 1:30pm
    Tribute to Poet Wanda Coleman
    AWP/Oregon Convention Center
    Portland, OR
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  • First Friday: Poetry Edition
    Schomburg Center
    515 Malcolm X Blvd
    New York, NY
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  • Wilson Auditorium at 4:30pm
    Monmouth University Visiting Writers Series
    400 Cedar Ave
    West Long Branch, NJ
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  • Prairie Lights Bookstore at 7pm
    Natl Book Found./Mission Creek Fest
    15 South Dubuque St
    Iowa City, IA
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  • Ferguson Library at 3pm
    Talk on Book of Hours (NEA Big Read)
    One Public Library Plaza
    Stamford, CT
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  • Neuberger Museum of Art at 4:30pm
    Live reading with jazz music
    Purchase College
    Purchase, NY
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  • Bechtel Conf Ctr, Encina Hall at 8pm
    Lane Lecture Series
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
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  • Carla Hayden
    Schomburg Center
    515 Malcolm X Blvd
    New York, NY
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  • Beckham Hall at 6pm
    Lecture on "Hyperbole"
    Wesleyan University
    Middletown, CT
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  • Lillian Vernon House at 12pm
    A Celebration of Yusef Komunyakaa
    NYU Creative Writing Program
    58 W 10th St, NYC
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  • Joe's Pub, at the Public Theater at 7pm
    House of SpeakEasy
    425 Lafayette St, NYC
    w/Damion Barr, Eve Ensler & Boris Fishman
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  • Reading with Yusef Komunyakaa
    Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
    Middlebury College
    Ripton, VT
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  • Lincoln Center at 6pm
    World Premiere: The Booksellers
    Dir. D.W. Young, USA, 99m
    165 W. 65th St, NYC
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  • Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium
    Oxford, MS
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  • Irish Arts Center at 3:30pm
    11th Annual PoetryFest
    Heaney Edition with Paul Muldoon & Nick Laird
    553 W. 51st St, NYC
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  • Poetry Foundation at 7pm
    Poetry off the Shelf: A Celebration of Seamus Heaney
    61 West Superior St, NYC
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