Duende & The Harlem Arts Salon

Sat Mar 11 2023 at 03:20 pm to 04:45 pm

Seattle Convention Center | Summit Loading Dock | Seattle

Cave Canem
Publisher/HostCave Canem
Quincy and Margaret Troupe on the history of the Harlem Arts Salon
About this Event
In 2004, the successful San Diego art gallerist, Margaret Porter Troupe returned to Harlem with her husband, the award-winning poet, Quincy Troupe.
Inviting their extensive, international circle of friends as featured guests, Margaret opened their historic apartment, with its sumptuous collection of art, to the public. This created perhaps the most exciting gathering of writers/artists since the Stein siblings in early-twentieth century Paris. Those fortunate enough to have gained entrance would have found themselves under the voices of Maryse Condé, Ta-Nehisi Coates or the grandee herself, Toni Morrison.
Cave Canem is privileged to host The Troupes in celebration of their contributions to literature and culture.

is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, including (Seven Stories Press). His writing has been translated into more than thirty languages. Among his many honors are the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flower Poetry Center, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Award.

is a writer, editor, curator, and the Founding Director of , a multidisciplinary arts camp for youth without easy access to the arts, and the Harlem Arts Salon, a series of talks, book signings, performances, and exhibitions (established in the tradition of the salons of Harlem Renaissance) which provides a forum for artists especially of African descent to meet and commune with their audience.

[This is an AWP Conference event]
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This program is supported, in part, by the Academy of American Poets, Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund, Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Lannan Foundation, Mosaic Literary Network & Fund of New York Community Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council of the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and Rona Jaffe Foundation. Co-presented by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference.
Cave Canem is grateful to its community of institutional supporters and individual donors, listed on our website, .

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Seattle Convention Center | Summit Loading Dock, 1715 Boren Avenue, Seattle, United States


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