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25th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading

Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Poster

Sunday, February 2, 2020

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Providence Career Technical, 41 Fricker Street

It's our 25th Anniversary! Our annual celebration of the poems of our national icon, Langston Hughes, recognizing his 118th birthday. This gathering exposes audiences young and old to the brilliance of Langston Hughes as both a writer and voice of the Harlem Renaissance. A diverse group of individuals from communities across Southern New England participate by reading and performing selected poems from Hughes’ extensive collection of work.

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, the committee has commissioned Emily Ruth Hazel to write an original poem. Emily is a New England native recently transplanted to Los Angeles via New York City. She is a cross-pollinating poet, writer, and lyricist who was awarded a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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