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Porsha Olayiwola & guests present I SHIMMER SOMETIMES, TOO at Boston Public Library

November 18, 2019 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Porsha Olayiwola & Guests

SHIMMER: A Boston book-release and reading

City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola announces the release of “i shimmer sometimes, too“, her first collection of poems, out on November 19 through Button Poetry.

Porsha and guests will read from their work at the event. Readers will include: Crystal Valentine, Golden, Ashley Rose, Andrine Pierresaint, Princess Moon, Jha D, Claudia Wilson.

+ DJ Whysham

Copies of “i shimmer sometimes, too” will be available for sale at this event.
Porsha will be available to sign copies of her book after the speaking program.

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Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and is the current poet laureate for the City of Boston.

Website | Instagram @porshaolayiwola | Facebook @PorshaO | Twitter @porshaolayiwola

Details

Date:
November 18, 2019
Time:
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5db9ec63ac02244500597258

Organizer

Boston Public Library
Phone:
6175365400
Email:
ask@bpl.org
Website:
www.bpl.org

Venue

Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Phone:
617-536-5400
Website:
http://www.bpl.org

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.