Monday, March 6, 2017
A Splendid Wake 5 Celebrates Area
Free event on March 24th from 6:30 -8 p.m. in Room 702 of the Gelman Library of George Washington University, 2130 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Join the revelry as we honor several poets and poetry movements who have enriched the DC literary scene over the past 100+ years. We’re proud that the 2017 Youth Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, Samantha Jackson, and 2017 Youth Poet Ambassador Isaiah Holloway will be joining us this year!
Emceed by Ginger Ingalls, this year’s event includes:
A TRIBUTE TO NAN FRY read by David Fry
SCORCHED BY THE SUN, A TRIBUTE TO MOSHE DOR by Barbara Goldberg
STERLING BROWN AND THE HOWARD POETS, presented by Myra Sklarew with Isaiah Holloway and Samantha Jackson.
A TRIBUTE TO GWENDOLYN BROOKS ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY.
KID’S POETRY SCENE, presented by Jacqueline Jules & Kimberly Schraf
WASHINGTON'S WORD WARRIORS: THE HISTORY OF DC POETRY SLAM with Patrick Washington
As always, we’ll have time for questions at the end of the event.
Read more about A Splendid Wake on our wiki, housed by the GW Library: https://wikis.library.gwu.edu/dcpoetry
Interested in learning more about the history of DC poetry? Visit our blog, A Splendid Wake, http://splendidwake.blogspot.com