• Haley House Bakery Cafe (map)
  • 12 Dade Street
  • Boston, MA, 02119
  • United States

Join us on Friday 8/4, from 6:30-8:30pm, for a night of spoken word and poetry, inspired by the great Langston Hughes. Learn about Hughes life and legacy, and recite/hear your favorite poems during our open mic portion!

This event is free and open to the public. The bakery cafe will be open to purchase refreshments.

About Langston Hughes:

"Hughes, who claimed Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman as his primary influences, is particularly known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties. He wrote novels, short stories and plays, as well as poetry, and is also known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing, as in his book-length poem Montage of a Dream Deferred (Holt, 1951). His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s."

(from https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes)