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Posts Tagged: Renee Watson

Notable NYC: 7/29–8/4

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Saturday 7/29: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free. Sunday 7/30: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 2/9–2/15

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Thursday 2/9: Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams and The Gin Closet, reads from her latest work for the Reed College Visiting Writers Series. Eliot Chapel, 6:30 p.m., free. In fraught times, AK Press comes forward with a launch reading for its latest release, Against the Fascist Creep. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

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Save Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home

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Award-winning author Renée Watson is fighting to save the house that Langston Hughes lived in through much of the 1950s and 60s, until his death in 1967, Heather Long reports for CNN. Watson launched an Indiegogo campaign to rescue the brownstone and preserve its literary history—donate here today to make sure we don’t lose this important piece of American […]

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