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Past Center Events

December 8, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Post-Election Teach-In

How do we move forward? What is at stake? Come to the teach-in: discuss, practice, participate and get oriented toward action. Read more »
November 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to December 1, 2016 - 8:30pm

Why Does Black Art Matter Now?

Visual artist Lorna Simpson, poet Robin Coste Lewis, and architects Mitch McEwen, Imani Day, and Mario Gooden will come to Pittsburgh for an interdisciplinary arts symposium focused on contemporary black arts. Read more »
November 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Black Poets Speak Out

We will host Black Poets Speak Out organizers Jericho Brown, Mahogany Browne, and Amanda Johnston November 9th and 10th. Read more »
October 3, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Comics and the Fotonovela: A Conversation About Hybridity and Adaptation

Poet Yona Harvey and novelist Nelly Rosario will share how poetry and fiction have informed the process of making comics. Read more »
June 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Celebrating Black Poetry & 20 Years of Cave Canem

Hosted by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh and featuring Tyehimba Jess, Duriel E. Harris, Danez Smith, and Camille Rankine Co-sponsored by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh Read more »
March 20, 2016 (All day) to March 21, 2016 (All day)

Poetry and Race in America

How the Humanities Engage With Social Problems An interactive workshop, readings, and moderated discussions Read more »
March 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

Race, Poetics, Empire: What is a Black Poetic and Why Does it Matter?

Lecture and forum supporting the Race, Poetics, and Empire focal area in the Department of English's Literature Program Read more »