[CANCELED] PEN Lounge with Host Mahogany L. Browne

Concert
06 May 2020
9:30 pm-10:30 pm
SubCulture
45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Welcome to the PEN Lounge, a slam poetry session (with a DJ and full bar) featuring powerful and exciting voices from black queer poetry scenes in Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis. Tonight’s lineup includes legend of the downtown poetry scene Mahogany L. Browne as emcee, Roya Marsh of Urban Word NYC in the Bronx, Poet Laureate for the City of Boston Porsha Olayiwola, founding member of the Dark Noise Collective Danez Smith, and recording artist and songwriter Jamila Woods.

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.

Porsha Olayiwola
Roya Marsh
Mahogany L. Browne
Jamila Woods
Danez Smith

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The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early May, we launched the 2020 digital World Voices Festival at pen.org/worldvoicesdigital. This ongoing digital version of the Festival includes a suite of podcasts, videos, interviews, and musical playlists, with live events and other features to be rolled out over the coming weeks. We hope this digital content brings you joy during a time of uncertainty.

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