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Poets House presents a virtual reading and discussion with author Nadia Owusu

Aug 10 | Mon |


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Poets House will present a virtual reading by author Nadia Owusu from her work Aftershocks: A Memoir, followed by a discussion with writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on Monday August 10th at 7:00 PM EST. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

To tune-in, register at the following link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/nadia-owusu-on/register

Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award. Nadia’s lyric essay chapbook, “So Devilish a Fire,” was a winner of the TAR chapbook contest and was published in January 2019. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, LUMINA, Catapult, The Literary Review, Electric Literature, Litro, Columbia Journal, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Nadia grew up in Rome, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kumasi, and London. By day, she leads research and racial equity at Living Cities, an economic racial justice organization. She is a graduate of Pace University (BA), Hunter College (MS), and the Mountainview MFA program where she won the Robert J. Begiebing Prize for exceptional work and where she now teaches.

Founded by two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz and legendary arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House serves as a home for all who read and write poetry. In 2009, Poets House moved into its permanent home at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City on the banks of the Hudson River where, last year, 80,000 people walked through its doors, and more than five million were introduced to Poets House through its new website and national partnerships. 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary Celebration of this landmark institution. For more information about these events and Poets House in general, visit www.poetshouse.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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