30th Annual African American Poets & Their Poetry Celebration

Please join us for the 30th Annual Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry. This year's theme (in accordance with theme of the Association of the Study of African American Life and History) is 400 Years of African American History. We also want to include and highlight this year the contributions of American born Africans in California like Ms. Delilah Beasley, journalist and author of the essay Slavery in California.

Community members of all ages are invited to participate by reading poetry, performing, dancing, or/and displaying works of art. If you're interested in being featured in this program, please call 510-238-7352. For those interested in the featured program please send work for consideration by 1/24/20 to the West Oakland Branch Library. There will be a rehearsal on 1/25/20 10am - 12pm. You can also sign up for the open mic at the program.

We are also encouraging Poetry Celebration veterans and new participants to contribute to the 30th Anniversary Anthology. Deadline is February 1st. 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

When

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

West Oakland Branch

1801 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 238-7352