Ntozake Shange's "Wild Beauty" Book Release

Ntozake Shange's "Wild Beauty" Book Release

Thu. November 16, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Ntozake Shange's "Wild Beauty" Book Release
Ntozake Shange's "Wild Beauty" Book Release
Come celebrate the publication of Wild Beauty, Ntozake Shange’s highly anticipated, first book of new and selected poetry in ten years. Meet the author, buy a book and get one labeled for opening night with a signature, hear Ntozake Shange and the “Wild Beauties Ensemble” (with Michael Raye, Chrissy Raye and William “Spaceman” Patterson) perform works from the book.
Have some refreshments. Mix and mingle.

*This event is free & open to the public, admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect a capacity crowd, admission will be limited.*
DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017
TIME: 6:00PM Doors Open
PROGRAM: 7:00PM Live Concert –Spoken Word
PLACE: Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY

More than a Poetry collection this an exquisite call to action
From the poet, novelist, and cultural icon behind the award-winning and celebrated Broadway play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf, comes an evocative and moving bilingual collection of new and beloved poems.
In this stirring collection of more than sixty original and selected poems in both English and Spanish, Ntozake Shange shares her utterly unique, unapologetic, and deeply emotional writing that has made her one of the most iconic literary figures of our time.
“Shange is a unique and gifted literary executant and works under strong impulses to do things her own way despite settled conventions of craft.”
—Chicago Sun-Times
“Shange may well set herself along such writers as Toni Morrison and Isabel Allende—creators of poetic and historical tours de force.”
Venue Information:
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - Poetry
236 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY, 10009