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Release Date: 02/07/2014

*CANCELED* The Seattle Public Library hosts 'Word Up [Down and All Around]: Poetry of the African-American Experience' Feb. 27

Word Up [Down and All Around]: Poetry of the African-American Experience

*Several of the poets have scheduling conflicts and can no longer participate.*


Five of today's most innovative African-American poets - Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Duriel Estelle Harris, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Dawn Lundy-Martin and Ronaldo Wilson - will read from their works from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


The featured poets will share works that explore topics surrounding identity in its multiple contexts, including ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.


This event is an Off-Site Reading of the 2014 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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