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Page Meets Stage: The Crossover | Featuring Willie Perdomo and Leslie Moreaux
February 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
Join us for Page Meets Stage: The Crossover, a brand new performance series that pairs a renowned poet of color with a young and emerging poet of color. In this first-of-its-kind-series, we present East Harlem’s own, Willie Perdomo, in conversation with The Bronx’s, Leslie Moreaux. Hosted by Sofía Snow and moderated by Deborah Paredez.
Page Meets Stage: The Crossover series is presented by Urban Word NYC and CantoMundo in partnership with El Museo Del Barrio.
Willie Perdomo is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Milton Kessler Poetry Award, winner of the International Latino Book Award, and a nominee for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award; Smoking Lovely, winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and Where A Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. He is a Pushcart nominee, a three-time New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and former Woolrich Fellow in Creative Writing at Columbia University. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, Bomb Magazine, and African Voices. He is currently a member of the VONA/Voices faculty and an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Leslie Moreaux, a 17 year old Dominicana, is a spoken word artist native to the South Bronx. She has participated in Poet-Linc, a program affiliated with Lincoln Center Education centered around developing teens’ writing and performance through spoken word and is now a member of the Youth Board at Urban Word NYC. Winning 4th place in the Bronx Annual Slam and performing at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe for Urban Word’s semi-final slam, and competing to be Youth Poet Laureate of New York, she plans to pursue poetry throughout her last year of high school and college.
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