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CityLit Festival Finale: Somewhere in the Reflection curated by Nia June & APoetNamedNate

CityLit Project joins the Enoch Pratt Free Library in presenting the CityLit Festival - Reimagineda virtual celebration of the literary arts

This year’s Festival is a month-long engagement with premier poets and writers with special events each week and a daylong event on March 20, 2021.

In this session, film and poetry collide to explore the meaning of identity by holding a mirror to the maddening yet liberating process of self-discovery. Experience some of Baltimore's most captivating filmmakers and poets as they share their stories about race, gender, childhood, love, and freedom. Featuring the works of Black Chakra, Kondwani Fidel, Sharayna Christmas & more! 

APoetNamedNate, a multifaceted, Black artist from Baltimore, Maryland has a diverse artistic background. He is a poet, music producer, songwriter, creative director, and curator. 

Known for his poetry productions, bringing both nationally ranked and amateur poets together, with a goal to create a space where poetry can be experienced authentically. His productions include "Midsummer Night Poetry", "Much Ado About Poetry", "Earth, Wind and Poetry", “Don’t Be Late For Poetry”, and co-producing “Baltimore Queens of Poetry” featuring some of the top poets in the world. Recently he released his first short film as the creative director and music producer for, “A Black Girl’s Country” and his first book "Anticipational Love Poems" is set to come out 2021.

Nia June is a Baltimore native, performer, author, filmmaker, educator, and dancer. Specializing in spoken-word, June has been the featured performer and guest speaker at events throughout the east coast. Some of which include Light City Baltimore, Artscape, and Art After Hours at the Baltimore Museum of Art. When June is not performing, she is teaching Dance and Poetry to youth through organizations such as Dew More Baltimore, Muse 360 Arts and Sensible Women Initiative. She has work published in Grub Street Literary Magazine vol. 67, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora vol. 45.1, and the forthcoming issues of Lullwater Review and FIYAH. June's debut film, A Black Girl's Country featured in film festivals in Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C., Houston, TX, and Savannah, GA. In May 2020, June graduated from Towson University, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from SWI for 'Excellence in Poetry.' Nia June was also recognized by Baltimore Magazine as Best Poet of Baltimore 2020. June’s most recent project is a collaborative collection of poetry and photography with local cinematographer, Kirby Griffin. Their book, Paper Trails of the Undying, is an illustration of Baltimore’s tenacious beauty. Nia June is a proud member of the Sensible Women Initiative Beta Chapter.

Dial-In Information

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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The conversation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Poetry, Arts @ the Pratt, Writing @ the Pratt, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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