Join the Counter Narrative Project as we celebrate Essex Hemphill on his birthday. Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 – November 4, 1995) was a black gay poet, editor, and activist. His work explored the desire, rage, power, and pleasure of black gay male experiences. He was also an important HIV activist that amplified through his work the experiences of black gay men living with HIV in ways that were both complicated and courageous. We believe that Hemphill's work is extremely relevant today, and offers a vision that must be preserved. This event will consist of writers and activists reading Hemphill's poetry and then a discussion. This event is co-sponsored by Charis Circle's From Margin to Center Literary Program. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM in EDT
Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307