june, 2023

09jun(jun 9)5:30 pm(jun 9)5:30 pmContemporary Conversations with Emanuel Xavier & Regie CabicoLocation(s):Wheaton


Event Details

Join us for a conversation about the importance of poetry, storytelling and the spoken word with writers Emanuel Xavier and Regie Cabico. This Contemporary Conversations program is sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County and the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC).

For virtual attendees: by joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by our rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if we deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

Xavier has been named a LGBTQ Icon by The Equality Forum and has been presented a New York City Council Citation Award. He has received an International Latino Book Award, Lambda Literary Award nominations and American Library Association Over the Rainbow Books selections for his collections which include: Pier Queen, Americano, If Jesus Were Gay, Nefarious, Radiance and Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier. Editor of Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry, Bullets & Butterflies: Queer Spoken Word Poetry and Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry, Xavier is the recipient of a Gay City Impact Award and The Marsha A. Gomez Cultural Heritage Award.

Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Cabico’s works appears in over 30 anthologies including The Spoken Word Revolution (Sourcebooks, 2003), Chorus & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999), and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (Henry Holt and Company, 1994). He is the co-editor of Flicker & Spark: A Contemporary Anthology of Queer Poetry and Spoken Word (Lowbrow Press, 2013), nominated for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award.

The program will take place at the Wheaton Library (Social Hall, second floor) and it will also be offered via live streaming.

Registration required.

For registration to attend the program IN-PERSON at the Wheaton Library, please click the REGISTER button and register there. Seating is limited.

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Registrants for both in-person and via live streaming venues will receive further information as the date for the program approaches.

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Accommodation Requests

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(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST


Wheaton Library

11701 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

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