2017 Litquake Festival | Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 General | $5 MoAD Members, Seniors, Students


Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora and Litquake Festival

Purchase advanced tickets here

The recent anthology Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America as it has coalesced in protest against police killings of African American boys and men, and serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry. Tonight’s readings feature contributors Sonia Sanchez, C.S. Giscombe, devorah major, Al Young, and editor Michael Warr. Program includes a wine reception beginning at 6pm. Come early and purchase the book!

This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers


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C.S. Giscombe

C. S. Giscombe teaches English at the University of California. His books include Prairie Style, Ohio Railroads, Border Towns, etc. His book-in-progress is Negro Mountain.
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devorah major

devorah major San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate has five poetry books most recently: and then we became,. major has two novels, two biographies and a host of short stories, essays, and individual poems published in anthologies and periodicals.
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Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez is the author of over 16 books including Does Your House Have Lions?, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, and most recently, Morning Haiku (Beacon Press, 2010).
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Michael Warr

Michael Warr’s recent books include Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Travyon Martin (W.W. Norton) and The Armageddon of Funk (Tia Chucha Press).
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Al Young

Former California Poet Laureate Al Young’s many books include poem collections, memoirs, and novels. A Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow, he is currently Distinguished Professor at California College of the Arts’ MFA In Writing program.