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April 26th: Verse/Us Virtual Reading: Nefertiti Asanti

Join us each Wednesday in April virtually to hear a celebrated poet read their work and answer audience questions.

Wednesday, April 26 · 12:30 – 1pm | Click here for more info

In partnership with the University of San Francisco’s MFA Writing program, Hurston/Wright Foundation will present a midday poetry reading series, Verse/Us, to commemorate National Poetry Month.

Join us each Wednesday in April at 12noon PST/3pm EST via Zoom to hear a celebrated poet read their work and answer audience questions.

Featured poets include our 2023 Writer-in-Residence, Imani Cezanne, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Damaris Hill, and Nefertiti Asanti.

About Nefertiti Asanti

Nefertiti Asanti (@electricfl0wer) is a poet originally from the Bronx and recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Watering Hole, Lambda Literary, Anaphora Arts, Winter Tangerine, Museum of the African Diaspora, the Hurston/Wright Foundation and PEN America. Nefertiti’s debut chapbook fist of wind won the inaugural Start a Riot! Chapbook Prize. Their work can be found at Foglifter, Split Lip Magazine, Santa Fe Writer’s Project, and elsewhere. Nefertiti resides in Oakland, CA.

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The Hurston/Wright Foundation’s mission is to honor, discover and mentor Black writers. We do that by providing services, supports and opportunities that provide community and recognize accomplishments. Our community resources include in-person workshops and classes that have been our signature offering for almost 30 years. Workshops and courses are taught by award-winning authors and serve emerging and midcareer adult writers. More than one thousand Black writers have taken our classes since the first one in 1996, increasing diversity in the cultural community as they have gone on to create books and careers as professors, local cultural workers, and national thought leaders. Since 2020, due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, our offerings moved online due to mandated quarantine. Although we have resumed in-person programs since 2022, we have recognized the value of continuing robust virtual programming.

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