A Writers' Celebration of Romare Bearden
with Elizabeth Alexander, Kim Bridgford, Stanley Crouch, Kwame Dawes, Russell Goings, Sarah Lewis, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, John Edgar Wideman and others
Playwright August Wilson praised Romare Bearden for his celebration of “black life presented on its own terms, on a grand and epic scale, with all its richness and fullness, in a language that was vibrant and which, made attendant to everyday life, ennobled it, affirmed its value, and exalted its presence.” In the last year, Bearden’s centenary was marked nationwide with a host of exhibitions and events befitting the legacy of a great American artist. Now the Poetry Center invites creative writers to speak about what his life and art has meant to them. Thanks to Russell Goings, Bearden’s devoted friend, our tribute will also feature a special showing of Bearden’s artwork in 92Y’s Weill Art Gallery.
Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2012, 8 pm
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Price: from $24.00
This event is a collaboration with the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The West Chester University Poetry Center.