Friday, September 27
Furious Flower Benefit Gala
7:00 PM | The Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Join our 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! Proceeds will benefit the endowment of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, ensuring its longevity and ability to continue serving students, educators and poets everywhere, thus we are offering various support opportunities which can be viewed HERE.
Saturday, September 28
25th Anniversary Celebration
9:00 AM | The Smithsonian's National Museum of
African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560
Reminiscent of the decade-defining conferences that have been Furious Flower’s hallmark, this day-long event will offer a diverse set of rich programming. Attendees will be invited 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!