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Kevin Powell Poetry Reading at Twiggs Green Room

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7 PM
Twiggs Coffeehouse
All Ages

Twiggs Coffeehouse and the Green Room on Park Boulevard in University Heights, proudly present A Special Night of Poetry with Kevin Powell, Friday, March 10, 2023, at 7 p.m., free.

Kevin Powell, renowned writer on hip-hop and an upcoming biography of Tupac Shakur, will be reading in the Twiggs Greenroom from his newest collection of poetry, “Grocery shopping With My Mother.”

Powell, originally from Brooklyn and a dedicated writer and community activist for social justice, has long been considered an insightful writer on the intersections of culture, race, and poetry. He is a founding staff member of Vibe — a magazine that documents pop culture history, and the author of a series of seminal interviews with Tupac Shakur. Powell’s work can be found in Esquire, The Amsterdam News, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Ebony, Rolling Stone, and Essence, among others. He is also the author of 16 books as well as host and writer of the acclaimed HBO documentary, “Straight From the Hood,” about post-riot Los Angeles.

Powell’s most recent book, “Grocery Shopping With My Mother,” is a close look at the disconnects, sorrows and joys of growing up as a POC man in a society that does not always value family, POC children, and/or fathers.

Powell will be signing copies of his book which will be available at the reading through The Book Catapult in South Park.

The Greenroom at Twiggs is an inclusive space and all are welcome. Poetry events at Twiggs are well attended, so please consider coming early for a seat.

Food and refreshment available through Twiggs Coffeehouse.

For further information, please contact Adrian Arancibia, owner and curator, at or call 6198940225

Related links:
Twiggs Coffeehouse on Instagram
The Book Catapult on Instagram
Kevin Powell on Instagram
Kevin Powell on Twitter

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Kevin Powell

Twiggs Coffeehouse

4590 Park Blvd.
San Dieog, California 92116

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