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Terrance Hayes: Reading and Talk [Beautiful Truth Initiative]

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free – $20

As part of Charlotte Lit’s Beautiful Truth initiative, renowned poet Terrance Hayes will be here for two days of events.

On Friday, February 1 at 7 pm, Terrance will read from and discuss his work, in the context of using personal narratives to share our stories. This event includes the release of the next 4X4CLT Poetry+Art Posters, featuring poetry by Terrance Hayes.

Event tickets (obtained below) are $10, but we’d like everyone to be able to attend regardless of means. We are asking each ticket buyer who is able to purchase a second ticket to sponsor a community member who needs assistance with the ticket price. If you cannot easily afford a ticket but would like to attend, please select the “sponsored ticket” option.

Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight; How to Be DrawnLighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. Artist-in-residence at New York University, Hayes currently resides in New York City.

About the Beautiful Truth Initiative

This event is part of Charlotte Lit’s Beautiful Truth initiative, which seeks to help community members write and share stories about themselves and their lives here in Charlotte.

Charlotte Lit’s Beautiful Truth initiative is made possible in part with generous grants from NC Arts, The Plain Language Group, and Brooke and Justin Lehmann. We’re still seeking additional donors. Can your organization help? If so, please contact kathie@charlottelit.org or paul@charlottelit.org.


February 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $20
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Midwood International Center Auditorium
1817 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States
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