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Virtual Poetry Masterclass & Reading: Patricia Smith

november, 2020

19nov2:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual Poetry Masterclass & Reading: Patricia SmithThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Event Details

$89; $80 member

“Razor-sharp linguistic sensibilities…” – Publisher’s Weekly

Join award-winning poet Patricia Smith in a 90-minute virtual writing masterclass. Smith is a professor at the College of Staten Island and in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, as well as a frequent instructor at prestigious writing conferences. The Aldrich is proud to present Patricia Smith in conjunction with the current exhibition Rudy Shepherd: Somebody’s Child. Limited to 30 participants; please register early.

Renowned spoken-word performer, playwright, author, writing teacher, and former journalist,Patricia Smith is the award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed books of poetry, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A master of poetic forms from her Motown crown of sonnets to elegant ghazals, Smith’s poetry fearlessly engages with America’s continuous war on black bodies.

Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library.

 

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$12; $10.80 member

Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, whose dazzling performances earned her the individual championship at the National Poetry Slam a record four times. Signed copies of Patricia Smith’s latest poetry collection, Incendiary Art, will be available at Books on the Common in downtown Ridgefield.

The Aldrich is proud to present Patricia Smith in conjunction with the current exhibition Rudy Shepherd: Somebody’s Child.

“Razor-sharp linguistic sensibilities…” – Publisher’s Weekly

Renowned spoken-word performer, playwright, author, writing teacher, and former journalist,Patricia Smith is the award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed books of poetry, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A master of poetic forms from her Motown crown of sonnets to elegant ghazals, Smith’s poetry fearlessly engages with America’s continuous war on black bodies.

Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library.

Time

(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

The Aldrich Contemporary Art MuseumPhone: (203) 438-4519 258 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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