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Wanda Coleman Tribute to Be Held

By Harriet Staff

Wanda Coleman

If you’re heading down to Los Angeles’s Central Library this Saturday, you won’t want to miss the tribute held in honor of Wanda Coleman who died late last year. From the Library Foundation of Los Angeles website:

Join us as we pay tribute to Los Angeles’ unofficial poet laureate, Wanda Coleman, with an evening of readings and shared memories. We will honor what she did for poetry and who she was in Los Angeles: ­a larger-than-life figure who for decades reminded us how to be our own most authentic selves, who made us remember histories of poetry and oppression and music. We will miss her, we will celebrate her, we will remember her. Musical accompaniment provided by David Ornette Cherry.

Books and broadsides of Coleman’s poetry will be available for purchase compliments of the Library Store. There will be a public reception immediately following the program.

The event will be held at 5:00 PM in the Mark Taper Auditorium. Don’t miss this!

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Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by Harriet Staff.