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Pieces of Eight Poetry Series Featuring the Black Ladies Brunch Collective

  • Duende @ MahoganyBooks 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)

Join us for our monthly Pieces of Eight Poetry Series, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown & featuring members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective

The Black Ladies Brunch Collective’s poetry anthology, Not Without Our Laughter,  is a collection of humorous and joyful poems, riffing on Langston Hughes’s novel Not Without Laughter. It explores topics of family, work, love and sexuality. The women of BLBC believe, like Hughes, that even in these currently tense racial times, laughter and the celebration of life is crucial. Join Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Katy Richey, Saida Agostini, and Tafisha Edwards for a reading filled with laughter, love, and Black girl magic.

Black Ladies Brunch Collective is: Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Anya Creightney, Katy Richey, celeste doaks, Saida Agostini, and Tafisha Edwards.  

Open & free to the public, but RSVP required. Sign up here!

The Pieces of Eight Reading Series is a monthly curated reading with a featured artist, an audience-assisted interview and limited open mic.  The Pieces of Eight Series takes its name from the extremely influential and nearby, that  Rock Community Center that birthed the 8 -Rock Collective,  workshop & reading series in the early 90’s in historic Anacostia SE.