Tuesday, March 07, 2017

PR: March 13: Join us for WHAM-BAM-POW night of comic books & literature!

I've just bought my ticket - Mike

O.B. Hardison Poetry & PEN/Faulkner
on the influence of comic books in literature

On Monday, March 13 at 7:30 pm, O.B. Hardison Poetry and PEN/Faulkner combine forces to showcase the influence of comic books on literature. Novelist Manuel Gonzales and poets Yona Harvey and Gary Jackson will read from their work and participate in a post-reading conversation moderated by poet Dr. Tara Betts, Visiting Lecturer at University of Illinois-Chicago. Using handwritten poems and passages, the artists of Ink Brick, a micro-press for comic book poetry, have created a one-of-a-kind comic book broadside, free to audience members, to celebrate this event.
The reading is followed by a complimentary wine reception, with an opportunity to purchase books and to speak with the authors while having your book signed. Come and join us for a wonderful evening.

We Wear The Masks 
Monday, March 13 at 7:30pm

Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Prize for Fiction, and the novel, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! He teaches creative writing for the University of Kentucky and the Institute of American Indian Arts. 
Yona Harvey is the author of Hemming the Water, which won the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and is a co-author of the Marvel Comics series Black Panther: World of Wakanda.  She has just been announced as an author of the upcoming Black Panther & The Crew series for Marvel Comics, which will make her the first black woman to write Marvel's Storm character.
Gary Jackson is the author of Missing You, Metropolis which was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He is an assistant professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
For more information on the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series – including our line-up of poets for the spring and to purchase single tickets, please visit www.folger.edu/poetry or call our box office at 202.544.7077.
We hope to see you in the coming weeks!

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003  

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