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An evening with Richard Blanco: poet, storyteller, and diversity advocate

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Far Brook School

52 Great Hills Road

Short Hills, NJ 07078

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Far Brook School invites you to a powerful evening with Richard Blanco.

In 2013, Blanco was selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role, he read his inaugural poem, “One Today,” at the official ceremony. As a poet, memoirist, and essayist, Blanco is a sought-after speaker who captivates audiences around the nation and the world with his dynamic storytelling, his powerful readings, and his advocacy for diversity, LGBTQ rights, immigration, arts education, and cultural exchange.

Whether speaking as the Cuban Blanco or the American Richard, the homebody or the world traveler, the shy boy or the openly gay man, the civil engineer or the civic-minded poet, Blanco’s writings possess a story-rich quality that illuminates the human spirit. His work asks those universal questions we all ask ourselves on our own journeys: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world? Serving as a catalyst through art, he inspires audiences to discover their unique selves, while also celebrating our shared humanity.

Books will be available for purchase, with a book signing immediately following the presentation.

Blanco's talk is appropriate for adults and for students 12 years and up.

Space is limited. Please reserve early.

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Far Brook School

52 Great Hills Road

Short Hills, NJ 07078

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