Richard Blanco, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The Prince of Los Cocuyos is a poignant, funny, and inspiring memoir from Richard Blanco, the first Latino, and openly gay, poet to read at a presidential inauguration. In it he explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.

Richard Blanco has received numerous awards and honors, including an honorary doctorate from Macalester College and being named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. His award-winning books include City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and Looking for the Gulf Motel.


Event Type

Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Recent Activity

People Interested (4)

Chrissy Sonita Wong Reginald Harris Sara Eisenberg

Getting Here

Suggest a Program

More from Pratt

Compass May-June 2017 masthead

Download Compass, the printed news and events calendar:

featuring highlights of the month ahead.

podcasts icon small Rspace
Listen to Podcasts