Who They Were @ 17.
Come to the historic Langston Hughes House on 20 E. 127th Street in Harlem on Oct. 14, from 8 to 11 pm, for some glimpses of the literary giants before they became big.
Val Bodurtha, a UChicago senior who wrote her first novel, The History Makers, at the age of 17, will get us rolling along with her friends. They will take turns reading early works from Langston Hughes and other notable authors, such as Jane Austen, Bernard Malamud and Lord Tennyson. Anyone inspired to bring or read samples of his or her own favorite writers at a young age should absolutely feel free to do so. All submissions welcome. Don't be shy!
In addition to hosting "Who They Were @17," a free event, Val will have copies of The History Makers available for signing. All proceeds from book sales at this event will go to help the I, Too, Arts Collective, the fabulous nonprofit startup that is working to preserve Langston Hughes' legacy and the historic townhouse he called "home" in his later years.
This event is open to the public but RSVPs are mandatory. Please send an email to email@example.com with the names of all attending no later than October 12th.
THE WINDOW SEX PROJECT calls young women and genderqueer living in Harlem to ACTION! Celebrate your body. Use your voice and movement to respond to street harassment. Fellowship with others in your community.
Harlem women and genderqueer folks ages 18-40 are invited to participate in a FREE workshop rooted in movement, storytelling, discussion and healthy living. We’ll spend the day investigating the way in which our bodies are perceived in Harlem.
About The Window Sex Project: The Window Sex Project (TWSP) is ongoing community engaged work that SLMDances began in commitment to providing liberated spaces for young adult women-identifying folks to voice their concerns, find agency, community support and take action in response to the violence against their bodies in public space. Since 2011, we have facilitated workshops in partnership with Hollaback!, Stop Street Harassment, Girls for Gender Equity, and Barnard Center for Research on Women, and have conducted workshops at Harlem School of the Arts, Grosvenor YMCA, Barnard College, Brooklyn YWCA, Black Girl Project Sisterhood Summit, Center for Anti Violence Education and more. Learn more at http://www.sydnielmosley.com/the-window-sex-project.
PEN America and the I, Too, Arts Collective present an evening of poetry in the Langston Hughes brownstone in Harlem. Calling on talented poets from across New York City, this inter-generational event will feature 2017 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Sharon Lin, 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Nkosi Nkululeko, and 2016 Queens Youth Poet Laureate Trace DePass, along with poets Ellen Hagan, Haydil Henriquez, Vincent Toro, dance/poetry duo Nia & Ness, all of whom will bring Langston’s legacy to life: filling the brownstone with light, life, and poetry.
Join us for our monthly open mic at The Langston Hughes House, hosted by Fred Collier.
Our featured poet will be Denisse Cotto-Reyes!
Anyone interested in participating in the open mic should sign-up with host from 8:00pm - 8:30pm.
This event is for adults ages 21 and older.
Selena Sage is visiting New York from her current home in Cape Verde, Africa to share insights from her journey from a business executive in Corporate America to becoming a published author living abroad. Selena's first book, Meditative Questions, inspires the reader to question everything and her hope is to inspire everyone to find peace.
This event will feature a brief talk from Selena; a Q&A session; and a personalized book signing of Meditative Questions. Since this event will be held at the house of legendary poet Langston Hughes, Selena will also share poems from her upcoming book of poetry, entitled Unbreakable. (Please RSVP to selenasage.com with your email to get a free downloadable sample, including excerpts of both Meditative Questions and Unbreakable, before the event!)
Please join us for a lively talk and discussion about breaking free of established paradigms, discovering what you really want, and then following that path fiercely...wherever it might lead. We welcome you to bring a friend!
RSVP to selenasage.com to confirm attendance.