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CityLit Festival presents Terrance Hayes

CityLit Project joins the Enoch Pratt Free Library in presenting the CityLit Festival - Reimagineda virtual celebration of the literary arts

This year’s Festival is a month-long engagement with premier poets and writers with special events each week and a daylong event on March 20, 2021.

At this event, we are thrilled to be joined by the poet Terrance Hayes, who will read and speak about his work.

Click here to join the webinar through the Pratt!

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Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections: American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be DrawnLighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. His prose collection, To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. Library of Congress recently awarded him the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for American Sonnets. Hayes has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Whiting Foundation, and is a professor of English at New York University.

*After the program, which will be held as a Zoom Webinar, those attending who wish to engage further with the featured authors about craft should register for The Writer’s Room through Eventbrite. The Writer's Room is a new Festival highlight designed to engage festival attendees, who are also writers, in an informal conversation with the featured guest authors. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions. They will receive a link to attend an informal Zoom Meeting through Eventbrite where featured authors will join attendees virtually face to face. Featured guest artists are open to discussing different aspects of writing including questions about craft, research, writing process, challenges, and questions about publication. 






Event Details

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:00pm



by Dr. Radut