The Writer’s Guild of Astoria is thrilled to announce a conversation and reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Jericho Brown, Friday November 5th, 7:00 pm at the Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria. Doors open at 6 pm with a VIP wine and cheese reception before. Mr. Brown will sign books following the event. Ticket prices range from $10-$65, with a limited number of free tickets available through our local community partners. Thanks to several sources of grant funding, Mr. Brown will be speaking at a local area high school and working with students at Clatsop Community College earlier in the day. There will be a poetry contest in connection with his visit, open to residents, and the winning poets will have the opportunity to present their work on stage during the event. Mr. Brown is a renowned poet, and a passionate and gifted speaker, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to host him for what is certain to be a moving and memorable event.
Jericho Brown grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and received the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Jubilat, The Paris Review, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Oxford American, The New Yorker, Enkare Review, and The Best American Poetry. He serves as an Assistant Editor at Callaloo. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament won the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Brown’s third book, a collection of poems, The Tradition, garnered widespread critical acclaim and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2019. He is the director of the Creative Writing program and a professor at Emory University.
The Writer’s Guild is a literary nonprofit with 501 (c)(3) status, and all gifts are fully tax-deductible. Our mission is to create a community of writers and strengthen the Astoria area and surrounding communities through the power of the written word. The Guild holds monthly open mics; hosts a series of writing workshops; organizes public readings; hosts writers-in-residence in partnership with Astoria Visual Arts (AVA); brings authors into local area schools; and facilitates creative writing clubs with local students. Our organization is fully volunteer-powered with no administrative expenses led by a community-based board of directors.
To make a tax-deductible donation in support of this event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website www.thewritersguild.org for more information about the event and the poetry contest.
Tickets are available now!