Thanks to a generous grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation, Bay Area poet and activist Tongo Eisen-Martin is invited to be The Poetry Center’s premier Mazza Writer in Residence, and will be in residency throughout the first week of October, 2017.
In addition to working with students of poetry, drama, and other studies, he'll be featured in two events that week, both free and open to the public:
• Mazza Writer in Residence Tongo Eisen-Martin, in Performance and Conversation
Thursday October 5, 7:00pm at The Poetry Center
• Words and Music, Tongo Eisen-Martin with Marshall Trammell, in Performance
Saturday October 7, 7:00pm at The Green Arcade
“I don't know that there is a living writer whose work loves Black people as much as Tongo Eisen-Martin’s work loves us.”
—Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America