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Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) & the ULS Collection

A guide to the signed books by CAAPP event authors that are held in the University Library System collection.

February 15, 2019 Event - Ross Gay & Saretta Morgan: Readings

photo of Ross Gay and Saretta Morgan

Ross Gay and Saretta Morgan

Reading featuring the poet and text-based artist Saretta Morgan, the recipient of the inaugural CAAPP-City of Asylum Residency, and Ross Gay, author of three books including Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Co-sponsored by City of Asylum.

Location and Address:
Alphabet City
40 West North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Related event:

Hand-On Community Workshop with Poet-Artists Saretta Morgan and Bekezela Mguni

February 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Join poet-artists Saretta Morgan and Bekezela Mguni for a generative workshop in conversation with the exhibit Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, on loan in the Hillman Library throughout the month of February. Workshop will be held in the Digital Scholarship Commons in Hillman Library.

Bekezela Mguni is an artist, poet, doula, activist and librarian. She is enough...and plenty. Bekezela participated in the first Librarians and Archivists with Palestine delegation in June of 2013, a network of self-defined librarians, archivists, and information workers in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. She is the founder of the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project, a queer Black feminist library & archive. Bekezela is also a studio member of BOOM Concepts, which is community space and gallery dedicated to the development of artists and creative entrepreneurs. She is also honored to work with Dreams of Hope as the Education Program Director leading the sQool Program. Dreams of Hope affirms and uplifts the voices of LGBTQ youth through the arts by building a safer community for young queer and Trans people in Pittsburgh.

Co-Sponsored by CAAPP, the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project, the Global Studies Center, and the University Library System

Reading featuring the poet and text-based artist Saretta Morgan, the recipient of the inaugural CAAPP-City of Asylum Residency, and Ross Gay, author of three books including Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

For more information on Saretta Morgan, visit her CAAPP-City of Asylum Residency page.

photo of Saretta Morgan signing books

Saretta Morgan in Hillman Library
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