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Affrilachian Poets on Identity, Place & Landscape @ Split This Rock

  • Charles Sumner School Washington, DC (map)

Ellen Hagan reads with Gerald Coleman, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Kelly Norman Ellis, Crystal Good, Randall Horton, Norman Jordan, Bianca Spriggs, Keith Wilson, and Shayla Wolfs-Lawson.

The Affrilachian Poets is a multi-cultural writing collective representing the Appalachian region, a mountain range stretching over thirteen states along the East Coast. Since 1991, the Affrilachian Poets have been writing together, defying the persistent stereotype of a racially homogenized rural region. They continue to reveal relationships that link identity to familial roots, socio-economic stratification and cultural influence, and an inherent connection to the land. This reading will feature current members of the Affrilachian Poets sharing their new work, with a Q&A session at the end.