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Close Reading the Emergency ft. Marwa Helal & Quenton Baker

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh PA

Mar 22 2023
Close Reading the Emergency ft. Marwa Helal & Quenton Baker

Graphic by Greta Polo

Event 1 in CAAPP’s spring iteration of our Black Study series: Close Reading the Emergency!

Poets Marwa Helal & Quenton Baker will read fresh work, share creative conversation, and participate in an audience Q&A. Together, in black study, they will work to close read the contemporary emergency. There will be a book-signing in partnership White Whale Bookstore to follow.

Marwa Helal was born in Al Mansurah, Egypt. She earned her BA in journalism and international studies from Ohio Wesleyan University and her MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School. She is the author of Ante body

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Registration for the livestream is not ticketed and can be found here:

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Additional time info:

Book signing with White Whale Bookstore to follow.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Heinz Memorial Chapel

University of Pittsburgh, S Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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