Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Chats With Hugh

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In 2017, statistics have shown that relationships are getting extremely difficult to cultivate. With the emergence of dating sites and speed dating nights, more and more people are asking "Where is the one?". Is this a question you are asking? Are you wondering if the person you are dating is the one? Or maybe you're wondering "how do I even start the journey of finding the one?". Well join us for "Chats with Hugh" at the historic home of Langston Hughes where we will uncover effective dating strategies that will help you answer the question "Where is the one?"

Tickets are $10. To RSVP and purchase tickets, please email us at events@itooarts.com. 

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Nov
16
12:30 PM12:30

The 2017 Langston Hughes Festival

The 2017 Langston Hughes Festival

12:30 pm - A Symposium On The Work of Zadie Smith

Tracey L. Walters, Ph. D., Nicole Dennis-Benn, Robert Higney, Ph.D. and moderator Professor Vanessa K. Valdes, Ph.D. discuss Smith's writing and its impact on the literary landscape. 

6:30 pm - Award Ceremony

Please join us as we present Zadie Smith with The Langston Hughes Medal. The evening will include a reading by Zadie Smith, a conversation with Professor Emily Raboteau, an award presentation by Jacqueline Woodson and a special musical guest. 

These events will take place at the Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York, 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue in Harlem. To register for these free events, please click the photograph above. 

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Book Reading and Performance

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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 AustenBernard 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 events@itooarts.com with the names of all attending no later than October 12th. 

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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Window Sex Project Community Workshops

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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.

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Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

We, Too, Sing America: Celebrating Langston's Legacy

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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.

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

SALON 127: A Poetry Open Mic

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. 

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Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fiction Writing Master Class

This master class will be taught by Jennifer Baker. Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional with 13 years experience, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and social media director and writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the editor of the forthcoming short story collection Everyday People: The Color of Life with Atria Books. And she has contributed articles and reviews to Forbes.com, The Billfold, and Bustle as well as other online publications. Please note there will be no day of registration or drop ins.

This master class will be taught by Jennifer Baker. Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional with 13 years experience, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and social media director and writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the editor of the forthcoming short story collection Everyday People: The Color of Life with Atria Books. And she has contributed articles and reviews to Forbes.com, The Billfold, and Bustle as well as other online publications.

Please note there will be no day of registration or drop ins.

Registration can be paid for here:
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