EventsPoetry Workshop: de'Angelo DIA

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Poetry Workshop: de'Angelo DIA

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
University City Regional Library


We are delighted to welcome de'Angelo DIA for our February poetry workshop. Mr. DIA investigates public opinion and contemporary beliefs on cultural, social-political, and theological issues through poetry, performance art, and photography. After Mr DIA''s appearance, Charlotte Poet Laureate Jay Ward will meet with any interested writers to answer questions, work on poems, and provide feedback, from 3:00-4:30.

Mr. DIA earned a BS in Communication and Sociology with a minor in Photography from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Union Presbyterian Seminary. 

His poetry collections include dichotomy and bifurcation (Theurgical Studies Press, 2023). His forthcoming chapbook, Cocktails with Jesus, is a Black nerd's poetic reimagining of the last seven words of Jesus of Nazareth. Dia's poems have appeared in BLACK BOY Journal, The Skinny Journal, Artist Writing on Liberation, and Cru Arts & Culture. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, Hurston/Wright Foundation, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture.

Ms. DIA's and Mr. Ward's appearances are sponsored by Culture Blocks – a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.

NOTE: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is committed to public safety and continues to intentionally and deliberately expand in-person services that align with the COVID-19 safety guidelines set by Mecklenburg County, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the state of North Carolina and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For the safety of staff and other program participants, please stay home if you feel sick, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have a confirmed case of COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

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