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CityLit Festival presents Terrance Hayes

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.

Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections: American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. His prose collection, To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. Library of Congress recently awarded him the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for American Sonnets. Hayes has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Whiting Foundation, and is a professor of English at New York University.

*After the program, which will be held as a Zoom Webinar, those attending who wish to engage further with the featured authors about craft should register for The Writer’s Room through Eventbrite. Click here to register. The Writer's Room is a new Festival highlight designed to engage festival attendees, who are also writers, in an informal conversation with the featured guest authors. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions. They will receive a link to attend an informal Zoom Meeting through Eventbrite where featured authors will join attendees virtually face to face. Featured guest artists are open to discussing different aspects of writing including questions about craft, research, writing process, challenges, and questions about publication. 

The Zoom Meeting link for The Writer’s Room will also be shared in the chat during the main talk.

Zoom Webinar: Featured authors cannot see attendees (Cameras off: Only the featured author can be seen.)

Zoom Meeting: Featured authors join attendees where everyone who attends can be seen. (Cameras on: Everyone is attendance can be seen unless you turn off your video.)

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Visit to order your copies of the Terrance Hayes' books.

Dial-In Information

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 983759
Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +13017158592,,98821267541#,,,,*983759#  or +14703812552,,98821267541#,,,,*983759# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 988 2126 7541
Passcode: 983759
    International numbers available:
    Passcode: 983759

The conversation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

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

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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