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Poetry Reading & Workshop with George Tait.


April 17, 2014

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Thursday April 10th and 17th at 12pm featuring George Edward Tait, Harlem's Poet Laureate.


Mr. Tait was born in Oakland, California and raised in Harlem.  He graduated from Pace University in 1968 with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a minor in French Language and Literature after being a member of the literary society and The Pace Press.  From 1968-1972, he taught and tutored English at Queens College while conducting Creative Writing workshops. 

     The year 2010 represented Mr. Tait’s 50th year as a poet and his 40th year conducting poetry workshops. In 2011, Mr. Tait was named Poet Laureate of the Black Nation by the Republic of New Afrika. Furthermore, in 2012, Mr. Tait celebrated his 50th year in the struggle for Afrikan liberation.   

     Mr. Tait is a multi-talented musician, educator, storyteller and activist who has performed his poetry thousands of times for over a quarter century in a variety of venues, including colleges, community centers, libraries, and theaters.  Mr. Tait, ultimately, utilizes his genius as a weapon of culture and a tool of liberation and insists that the poet must be historian, journalist, and prophet. 

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  • Audience: Adults, 50+, Adults

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