Mardi Gras goes virtual on February 16!

posted by Robbin
January 13, 2021

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Mardi Gras goes virtual on February 16 at 7PM!
Join us for a FREE celebration of the New Haven Free Public Library’s role as a vital source of connection in our community.

The event will feature:

  • Appearances from local literati
  • A conversation with extraordinary poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, and Reginald Dwayne Betts
  • A presentation of the Library’s Noah Webster Award to Elsie B. Chapman
  • And surprise guests and announcements!

We are honored to welcome Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady for a keynote conversation with New Haven’s Reginald Dwayne Betts.

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Cave Canem is the nation’s home for Black poetry, founded in 1996 by Derricotte and Eady, beloved, award-winning, nationally distinguished poets. It supports emerging African American poets through a summer retreat, regional workshops, a first-book prize, annual anthologies, and events and readings across the country. Betts is a Cave Canem fellow.

Donations to the New Haven Free Public Library during Mardi Gras provide the digital tools, e-resources, virtual programs, and online learning materials our community relies on, ensuring all New Haven residents have access to the information they need to stay safe, informed, and engaged. Make a gift!

Thank you to our sponsors:

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New Haven Free Public Library Foundation
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510

www.nhfpl.org

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