Save the Date: City Tech’s 40th Annual Literary Arts Festival
April 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featuring Poet Staceyann Chin & City Tech Students
Join City Tech, CUNY for an evening devoted to community, reflection, and restoration. Since Spring 2020, we have been disconnected from our campuses and each other. This event allows us to reconvene, to speak and to listen, to celebrate creative expression and share experiences from an extraordinarily difficult time. The program will feature a performance by poet Staceyann Chin, in addition to student stories, across medium and genre, from this era: stories of frontline essential and healthcare workers; stories of loss, hardship, and resilience, all enacted while pursuing a college degree in the midst of a pandemic.
Hosts and Organizers: Caroline Chamberlin Hellman, Professor of English; Ngozi Okonkwo, Student Government Association President. Co-sponsored by TLH, the City Tech Student Government Association, and Student Life.
Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national. Audience Q&A to follow reading.
**Eventbrite SOLD OUT. See direct zoom link below. If Zoom event is full, watch on YouTube Live below.