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Beautiful Black Books featuring Tolu Agbelusi!

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Free
Poetry Center San José presents its new program Beautiful Black Books featuring Tolu Agbelusi reading and in conversation with host Tshaka Campbell!
Tolu Agbelusi is the author of Locating Strongwoman (Jacaranda Books 2020). A Nigerian British poet, playwright and educator, her work has been published nationally and internationally. She was shortlisted for the 2018 White Review Poetry Prize and has performed widely including at Cheltenham Lit Festival, Stanza International Poetry Festival, Lagos International Poetry Festival & Poetry Africa. Founder of Home Sessions, a poetry development program for Black poets, she has created and led workshops at universities, youth centres, art organisations, schools, etc. For more information about her work, visit www.ToluAgbelusi.com
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This will be a recurring program featuring Black writers in conversation followed by a Q&A for an audience that will also include young writers of Santa Clara County and surrounding communities. Subjects of discussion will include sources of inspiration that were formative, particularly the work of writers and poets.
Poetry Center San José promotes and supports the literary arts in San José. Over the past four decades, PCSJ has brought hundreds of exceptional writers from around the country to read from their works and, in many cases, to conduct workshops for local writers. PCSJ is a nonprofit organization established in 1978. Its base of operations is in the charming turn-of-the-century Victorian home where the renown poet Edwin Markham once lived, now located in San Jose History Park. Since the Fall of 2000, PCSJ has sponsored a series of readings by local poets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Poetry Center San José is a member supported organization and is funded, in part, by grants from Applied Materials Foundation, the City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Poets & Writers, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council and generous giving from Anne & Mark’s Art Party.

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Date:
August 7
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Poetry Center San Jose
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