Author Readings and Lectures
with Charles Blackwell
Tuesday, 7/16/2024
6:30 - 7:30
North Beach Library Community Room
North Beach

850 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

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Join us for a special poetry reading about life and the world. The work is inspired by influence political figures, poets and people in the cultural arts. There is never a dull moment in life. Come and be inspired by the author's real life experience and stories.

About the Poet:
Charles Curtis Blackwell is originally from San Francisco. He was first published in the Sacramento Observer Newspaper when he wrote an article about black students who graduated as a result of a school busing program. In 1967 he studied African American Literature at Sacramento City College where he discovered writer’s of the Harlem Renaissance. His work has appeared in over 180 publications including Drum Voices Review, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, Poetry USA and African Commentary. He’s published in theater plays, such as Im’ma Boxer, Respectfully Yours Loud Henry and The Color of Mississippi Mud. He has conducted writer’s workshops in California State Prisons and currently at Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley. His latest book is title, The I in Us, which includes nine stories that take place in Washington DC before the days of gentrification.