Furious Flower

Furious Flower 25th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 7:00 PM - Sat, 28 Sep 2019 9:00 PM

Visit FuriousFlower25.com for details and to purchase tickets. 

In the almost twenty-five years since its inception, Furious Flower’s programs have reached thousands of poets, educators, students, and poetry lovers around the world. From our groundbreaking media and anthologies, to our children’s creativity camp and summer seminars, to our decade-defining conferences, Furious Flower has impacted literary communities on local, regional, national and international levels. 

To celebrate this momentous milestone in our history, Furious Flower is hosting a 25th Anniversary Celebration the weekend of September 27-28, 2019 in Washington D.C. beginning Friday evening with a benefit gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington D.C. Join our honorary hosts Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, A. Van Jordan, Gregory Pardlo, Sonia Sanchez and Tracy K. Smith for a night 25 years in the making! This Benefit Gala will raise funds to support the endowment of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, ensuring its longevity and ability to continue serving students, educators and poets everywhere. Guests will enjoy dinner, a program featuring award-winning poets, and entertainment provided by the chart-topping music ensemble Ranky Tanky. Limited tickets are available, purchase your tickets here!

Then on Saturday, September 28th at the Museum of African American History and Culture, a day-long event reminiscent of the decade-defining conferences that have been Furious Flower’s hallmark will offer a diverse set of rich programming. Attendees will be invited to enjoy poetry readings by an array of renowned poets, an afternoon panel in the museum's Oprah Winfrey Theater, and an interactive workshop on the practice of writing poetry. What better location to honor our past, celebrate the present and support the future of Furious Flower! To view our program of events and to register for this free event, visit furiousflower25.com 


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