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Tuesday, July 28 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Litquake on Lockdown: Afrofuturism — Risen From a Poet’s Sun

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Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora

Afrofuturism: Risen From a Poet’s Sun explores the intersection of technology, science, and the arts, as well as culture, of the African Diaspora. Featuring Bay Area poets James Cagney, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Thea Matthews, and Tureeda Mikell. Registration via Eventbrite required to access Zoom. FREE, $5 suggested donation

Streamed live on Zoom and Facebook Live!
Books are available from your favorite indie bookstores, or order from bookshop.org!

Speakers
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Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of Someone's Dead Already and Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Pocket Poets Series), which won the 2018 California Book Award.
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Thea Matthews

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Thea Matthews is a poet, scholar, and activist. She writes on the complexities of humanity, grief, and resiliency. She earned her BA at UC Berkeley where she studied and taught June Jordan's program Poetry for the People. She has work published... Read More →
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James Cagney

James Cagney is a poet from Oakland. He is a Cave Canem Fellow and VONA alum, both programs that foster Black writers. He has performed in venues and museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His first book, Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory, was published... Read More →
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Tureeda Mikell

Tureeda Mikell is a Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultant, Story Medicine Woman, published poet and writer, Qigong Healer, storyteller, lyricist, astrologer and performance artist. She has published over 70 CA Poets in the Schools student anthologies since 1989, and performs... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 6:00pm - 7:15pm PDT
Virtual! litquake.org