Blackburn Festival "The Mackey Sessions"

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Mezzanine at The Durham Hotel

5-6 p.m. – Welcome reception
6-8 p.m. – Opening night reading featuring Fred Moten & Ed Roberson

Friday, September 21, 2018
The Mezzanine at The Durham Hotel

10 a.m.-12p.m. – Workshop #1: On Music (led by Tsitsi Jaji)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Workshop #2: On Myth (led by J. Kameron Carter)

Friday, September 21, 2018
The Ruby Lounge

8 – 10 p.m. – Keynote reading & music accompaniment 
(Followed by reception with wine, beer, and desserts)

Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Mezzanine at The Durham Hotel

12 p.m.-2 p.m. – Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell Brunch

In partnership with the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Franklin Humanities Center, Department of Music, William Blackburn Fund, Department of African & African-American Studies @ Duke University (AAAS), Duke Divinity School, Duke University Department of Religious Studies, Duke Performances, Program in Literature at Duke University, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University will include special guest poets, workshops, readings, and a jazz-heavy theme at our farewell brunch. Please contact the English Department if you have any questions.

Blakburn Festival The Mackey Session Poster
Multiple Locations
Event Contact: 
Matia Guardabascio
919-684-2741