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Won’t You Celebrate with Me: Poetry and Prose from the Director’s Chair

KST Presents

June 15, 2019 | 6:30pm

6:30pm / Saturday, June 15, 2019
Kelly Strayhorn Theater / 5941 Penn Ave

Presented in Partnership with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics 
Award-winning poets and writers Dawn Lundy Martin (Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Director), Nicole Sealey (former Cave Canem Executive Director), Salamishah Tillet (Founding Director at New Arts Justice Initiative at Express Newark), and Mahogany L. Browne (Artistic Director at Urban Word NYC) share their work and engage in a discussion moderated by Amanda Johnston (Executive Director at Torch Literary Arts).



Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.



Mahogany Browne, Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC, co-founder of Black Poets Speak Out,
recipient of Agnes Gund and Rauschenberg fellowships, and author of seven books including Black
Girl Magic

Dawn Lundy Martin, Director and co-Founder of the Center for African American Poetry and
Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh and winner of the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for
Good Stock Strange Blood

Nicole Sealey, Executive Director of the Cave Canem Foundation, author of Ordinary Beast, and
2019-2020 Hodder Fellow and Rome Prize Winner in Literature

Salamishah Tillet, Associate Director of the Price Institute at Rutgers University – Newark,
Founding Director of the New Arts Justice Initiative at Express Newark, co-founder of A Long
Walk Home, and author three books including Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in Post-
Civil Rights America

with moderator Amanda Johnston, founder and Executive Director of Torch Literary Arts, co-
founder of Black Poets Speak Out, and author of Another Way to Say Enter