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Furious Flower 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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Join Furious Flower Poetry Center as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in Washington D.C. with two dynamic events!

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From September 27-28, 2019, the Furious Flower Poetry Center will celebrate 25 years of supporting, promoting and preserving Black poetry. As the first academic center devoted solely to African American poetry, Furious Flower has grown to become a nationally recognized organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility, inclusion and critical consideration of Black poets.

Join us in Washington D.C. as we celebrate with the below two events, or if you can't make it but would like to send a donation, CLICK HERE.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - Benefit Gala

Join honorary hosts Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, A. Van Jordan, Marilyn Nelson, Gregory Pardlo, Sonia Sanchez and Tracy K. Smith for a night 25 years in the making! Held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, this gala will raise funds to support the endowment of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, ensuring its longevity and ability to continue serving students, educators and poets everywhere. Individual tickets are available for purchase, as well as various support levels.

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Time: 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 25th Anniversary Celebration

Then on Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its doors to Furious Flower and its guests for an all-day celebration. Reminiscent of the decade-defining conferences that have been Furious Flower’s hallmark, this day-long event will invite attendees to enjoy poetry readings by an array of renowned poets, an afternoon panel in the museum's Oprah Winfrey Theater, and interactive workshops on the practice of writing poetry.

What better location to honor our past, celebrate the present and support the future of Furious Flower!

Location: National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Time: 9:00 AM

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Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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