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Celebrating Black History with Poet Frederick Douglass Knowles

February 23 @ 6:30 pm

Frederick-Douglass Knowles II

Quinebaug Valley Community College presents the Spring 2023 installment of the popular Waiting for Yoko Series: “Celebrating Black History with Poet Frederick Douglass Knowles.” The reading takes place on Thursday February 23, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Spirol Gallery on QVCC’s main campus at 742 Upper Maple Street in Danielson, Connecticut 06239. An open mic follows the featured reading.  The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Educator, poet, and literary activist Frederick-Douglass Knowles II is a professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in his native city of Norwich and the inaugural Poet Laureate of the city of Hartford, Connecticut. Knowles was the 2020 Connecticut of The Arts Fellow in Artist Excellence for Poetry/ Creative Non-Fiction and a recipient of the 2019 Nutmeg Poetry Award. Known for his dynamic and moving readings, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of BlackRoseCity.

For more information please contact Jon Andersen, professor of English at jandersen@qvcc.edu (phone: 860-932-4054) or Jessica Porzuczek, instructor of fine arts, at jporzuczek@qvcc.commnet.edu  (phone: 860-932-4000).


February 23
6:30 pm


Spirol Art Gallery
Danielson Campus+ Google Map