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A Poetry Reading & Workshop Series featuring GEORGE EDWARD TAIT‭ ‬Poet Laureate of Harlem

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A Poetry Reading & Workshop Series featuring GEORGE EDWARD TAIT‭ ‬Poet Laureate of Harlem

Time: May 22, 2014 at 12pm to June 12, 2014 at 2pm
Location: Hamilton Grange Branch Library
Street: 503‭ ‬West‭ ‬145th Street
City/Town: Harlem
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Phone: (212‭) ‬926-2147
Event Type: poetry reading, writing workshop
Organized By: George Edward Tait
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2014

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George Edward Tait‭ ‬was‮ ‬born‮ ‬in‮ ‬Oakland,‮ ‬California‮ ‬and‮ ‬raised‮ ‬in‮ ‬Harlem.‮ ‬He‮ ‬graduated‮ ‬from‮ ‬Pace Universityin‮ ‬1968‮ ‬with‮ ‬a‮ ‬B.A.‮ ‬in‮ ‬English‮ ‬Language‮ ‬and‮ ‬Literature‮ ‬and‮ ‬a‮ ‬minor‮ ‬in‮ ‬French‮ ‬Language‮ ‬and‮ ‬Literature‮ ‬after‮ ‬being‮ ‬a‮ ‬member‮ ‬of‮ ‬the‮ ‬literary‮ ‬society‮ ‬and‮ ‬The‮ ‬Pace‮ ‬Press.‮ ‬

From‮ ‬1968-1972,‮ ‬he‮ ‬taught‮ ‬and‮ ‬tutored‮ ‬English‮ ‬at‮ ‬Queens College while‮ ‬conducting‮ ‬Creative‮ ‬Writing‮ ‬workshops.‮

  • Hamilton Grange Branch Library
  • ‭ ‬503‭ ‬West‭ ‬145th Street,‭ ‬Manhattan‭ | ‬(212‭) ‬926-2147‭| ‬
  • All Public Library Programs are Free of Charge.

  • Thursday‭s ‬12pm‭ – ‬2pm

  • May‭ ‬22nd and‭ ‬29th,‭ ‬2014‭; 
  • June‭ ‬5th and‭ ‬12th,‭ ‬2014

‭ ‬The year‭ ‬2010‭ ‬represented Mr.‭ ‬Tait’s‭ ‬50thyear‮ ‬as‮ ‬a‮ ‬poet‮ ‬and‮ ‬his‮ ‬40thyear‮ ‬conducting‮ ‬poetry‮ ‬workshops.‮ ‬In‮ ‬2011,‮ ‬Mr.‮ ‬Tait‮ ‬was‮ ‬named‮ ‬Poet Laureate of the Black Nationby‮ ‬the‮ ‬Republic of New Afrika.

Furthermore,‮ ‬in‮ ‬2012,‮ ‬Mr.‮ ‬Tait‮ ‬celebrated‮ ‬his‮ ‬50thyear‮ ‬in‮ ‬the‮ ‬struggle‮ ‬for‮ ‬Afrikan‮ ‬liberation.‮ ‭
Mr.‭ ‬Tait is a multi-talented musician,‭ ‬educator,‭ ‬storyteller and activist who has performed his poetry thousands of times for almost a half‭ ‬century in a variety of venues,‭ ‬including colleges,‭ ‬community centers,‭ ‬libraries,‭ ‬and theaters.‭ ‬

Mr.‭ ‬Tait,‭ ‬ultimately,‭ ‬utilizes his genius as a weapon of‭ culture‮ ‬and‮ ‬a‮ ‬tool‮ ‬of‮ ‬liberation.

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