HoCoPoLitSo Blackbird Poetry Festival

HoCoPoLitSo Blackbird Poetry Festival
  • April 27, 2017
    2:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunbird Reading: Thursday, April 27 at 2:30 – HCC
Nightbird Reading: Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 – HCC

HoCoPoLitSo’s guest for its ninth annual Blackbird Poetry Festival is award winning writer and slam poet Tyehimba Jess. The Blackbird Poetry Festival, to be held April 27, 2017, on the campus of Howard Community College, is a day devoted to verse, with student workshops, book sales, readings and patrols by the poetry police. The Sunbird poetry reading, featuring Mr. Jess, as well as Washington, D.C., writer and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller and Howard Community College students, will start at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Jess will read from and discuss his most recent work, Olio, as well as leadbelly, winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series, during the Nightbird Poetry Reading, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Nightbird admission tickets are $15 each (students and seniors are $10)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 410-997-2324

Address:
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland, 21044, United States