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Date(s) - 06/13//2016
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Folger Shakespeare Library


Lineage: From the Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts Movement and the 20th anniversary of Cave Canem. At 5:30 pm, Cave Canem Drops the Mic: an open-mic reading of Cave Canem fellows past and present, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown, features Joel Dias-Porter, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and others. Starting at 7:30, Kwame Alexander will moderate a conversation with three pillars from the Black Arts Movement: Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, and Sonia Sanchez. Following the conversation, a poetry reading highlighting Cave Canem’s role in advancing African American poetry features Toi Derricotte, Gregory Pardlo, Kyle Dargan, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths. $15 admission.