Regie Gibson at 2018 Massachusetts Poetry Festival

BEI Emeritus Fellow Regie Gibson will be joined by Massachusetts’ best poets at this year’s festival in Salem, MA.  Here’s where you can find Gibson over the weekend: Friday, May 4 at 1:15pm Poetry of Place: Boston   Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room 18 Washington Square W Boston’s distinctive narrative and always-present past, its cityscape of...

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Mary Swander to Read at Iowa Orpheum Theater

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Iowa Poet Laureate and BEI Emeritus Fellow Mary Swander will read, discuss, and maybe share a banjo tune! Admission is free because this event is funded by Humanities Iowa. Come along from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Orpheum Theater Center, 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA. If you are...

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The People’s Music Network Concert features Regie Gibson

People’s Music Network Concert: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 First Parish Church 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Tickets: $11-$20.   The People’s Music Network, a national community of musicians and activists dedicated to making music for positive social change in the world, will kick off its 2018 Winter Gathering with...

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Lauren Camp Discusses the Immigrant Experience

Readings and discussion about the immigrant experience are to take place at the Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Rotunda. The readings will feature Los Alamos poet Jane Lin and BEI Fellow Lauren Camp, both of whose work is anthologized in the new book “Two-Countries – US Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents,” edited...

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Regie Gibson Amplifies Youth Voices

The inaugural Mass Cultural Council Institute will take place on March 17 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Its aim is to connect youths and their peers with city and town leadership from every corner of the Commonwealth. Our youth have tremendous capacity to be a visible and audible part...

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From Shakespeare to Hiphop with Regie Gibson

Rhode Island Black Storytellers hosts a unique event melding Shakespeare and hiphop with words and music featuring Emeritus fellow Regie Gibson and Marlon Carey, their band and others. This celebration takes place Sunday, 14th January 2018 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM at South Side Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street, Providence, RI. Email – info@ribsfest.org Website – www.ribsfest.org

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EcoLit Book Group Reads Linda Hogan

This month, Wood County Park District programs’ EcoLit Book Group will discuss “Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World,” nature essays by Linda Hogan. The meeting will take place on Jan. 11th from 7-9 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg in the Hankison Great Room. Discussion leader:...

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Kathleen Sweeney’s Soul Realignment Workshop

Join BEI fellow Kathleen Sweeney, owner of The Center of Holistic Wellness in Mount Vernon, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 06:30pm for a workshop to realign your Soul Blueprint. An individual’s Spiritual DNA, or Soul Blueprint, holds our greatest gifts and abilities. This workshop explains how this Blueprint becomes contaminated...

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Louise Halfe to Speak at National Aboriginal Day

As part of National Aboriginal Day, Louse Halfe will be speaking on behalf of The University of Saskatchewan at 9:30am. Following her speech, there will be a Walk for Reconciliation event and traditional games, dances and art at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The event is a collective effort by the community...

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Todd Davis

Todd Davis Read at Galaxy Bookshop

This past friday, BEI Fellow Todd Davis read poetry, along with two other poets, and one local author at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT. All four authors were nature writers, with specific skills for capturing the physical and emotional landscapes of an area. The event was free and open...

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Upcoming Regie Gibson Spoken Word Performance

On Friday, June 23rd, 12pm-1pm, BEI Emeritus Fellow Regie Gibson will be performing Spoken Word Poetry in the lower level of the African Meeting House at the Museum of African History. Gibson will be following a talk by National Park Ranger and education activist, Ryan McNabb. Nelson has performed in...

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