Durham Library Foundation is proud to sponsor inaugural poet Richard Blanco’s visit to Durham. Join us on Sunday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre for an evening of poetry with Blanco. This event is free and open to the public.
Blanco is the youngest, first Latino and first openly gay poet to serve as the Presidential inaugural poet. He is the author of three prizing winning books, City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to The Beach of the Dead and Looking for The Gulf Motel. Blanco is a builder of cities as well as poems; he holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of fine arts in creative writing.
Prior to the event, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Carolina Theatre’s Connie Moses Ballroom, the foundation will host a “Meet the Poet” fundraising reception for library supporters. Join us for this intimate gathering and meet Richard Blanco. You’ll also get VIP seating at the free event following the reception. Tickets for the reception are $50 and can be purchased online.
Blanco’s appearance is presented by Durham County Library and Durham Technical Community College, and sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Library, Durham Library Foundation and the Durham Technical Community College Foundation.