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Henry Madden Library Sponsored Events:

Lift Every Voice African American Poetry programs in January

The Henry Madden Library hosts two events to celebrate African American poetry in January. First is a writing workshop with assistant professor of English Venita Blackburn on Sat., Jan. 23 and then a poetry slam with former Fresno poet laureate Bryan Medina on Thurs., Jan. 28th. Both events are virtual, free and open to students, faculty and staff, and the community. 

For full information, please read our blog post here.

Lift Every Voice programs are:

Sight Unseen: Poetics of Black Identity

Writing workshop with Venita Blackburn
Sat., Jan. 23 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Celebrate African American poetry with a reading, discussion, and creative writing workshop led by Fresno State professor and writer Venita Blackburn.

Lift Every Voice: Poetry Slam 

Community poetry slam with Bryan Medina
Thurs., Jan. 28  7:00-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of Slam poetry! Ten poets will be competing. Guest judges will vote on their favorite and choose a winner.

Registration link: coming soon. 

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