Politics and Prose would host a public reading by poet Jericho Brown, Morowa Yejide, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, in its annual summer writer’s workshop reading.
The reading would be held on Saturday, 22nd June, 2019 from 6p.m.-7p.m. at Politics and Prose at Union Market, 1270 5th Street NE Washington DC 2002.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation was founded in 1990 as a resource centre for training and a gateway to ensure the unique experience and voice of African Americans in literature.
Jericho Brown is the author of the award winning collections; Please, The New Testament, and The Tradition. Morowa Yejide, author of Time of the Locust, finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize and longlisted for the 2015 PEN/Bingham award. Her short story “Tokyo Chocolate” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, anthologized by Britain’s best of the Willesden Herald, and praised by the Japan Times. Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, is an award winning historian and author of ‘Harlem is Nowhere,’ and the children’s book, ‘Jake Makes a World.’
This event is free for all to attend with no reservation required. Seating is on first come first served basis. For those who will not be able to make it to the event, yet wants an autographed copy of the book, they may purchase in advance in the store, over the phone or through Politics and Prose website – www.politics-prose.com.