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Writers LIVE! Alora Young

Poet Alora Young will retrace the lives of her foremothers in West Tennessee.  Through a series of poems she provides a voice to nine generations of Black women who came before her.

Alora Young is a poet and actress.  She was the 2020-2021 Youth Poet Laureate of the United States.   Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post and The New York Times.   She is currently a student at Swarthmore College.

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here.  
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 
  • Book sales provided by Charm City Books. 

Virtual Meeting Information

To join virtually visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page.

Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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

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Writers LIVE!, Poetry, Black History, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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