june, 2024

03jun(jun 3)6:00 pm(jun 3)6:00 pmContemporary Conversations - Chlorine Skies and Chrome Valleys: The Work of Mahogany L. BrowneLocation(s):Marilyn J. Praisner


Event Details

Join the Lincoln Center’s first-ever poet-in-residence, renowned writer Mahogany L. Browne to talk about her work. Mahogany is a playwright, community organizer, arts event curator & literary educator receiving fellowships from Arts for Justice, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, and Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Vinyl Moon, Chlorine Sky, Chrome Valley, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, and Black Girl Magic.

Mahogany is the Executive Director of JustMedia, a media literacy initiative designed to support the groundwork of criminal justice leaders and community members. She held a long tenure as the Friday Night Slam curator and Poetry Program director at the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe and received a SWACC! Focus Fellowship award along with nominations for the NAACP’s Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Browne has served as the Executive Director of the Bowery Poetry Club and as the Artistic Director at Urban Word NYC.

Q&A after the presentation followed by book signing reception featuring complimentary light fare.

Books will be available at the event for purchase from the Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) or by visiting https://bookshop.org/shop/folmc

The Contemporary Conversations series is sponsored by Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) and Classroom 2 Community (C2C).

Registration required. Register here.

Questions about this program? Contact Marilyn J. Praisner Library at 240-773-9460

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Accommodation Requests

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.


(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Marilyn J. Praisner Library

14910 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866

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