Poetry Ireland, the African American Irish Diaspora Network and the Embassy of Ireland (Washington D.C.) invite you to join in our celebration of Brigid’s Day and Black History Month with this reading featuring Amanda Johnston, Nithy Kasa, Kimberley Reyes and Felicia Olusanya, and MC’d by Clara Rose Thornton.
In Ireland, February opens with Brigid’s Day, or Imbolc, a celebration of the patron saint of poets and the first day of spring. In the United States, February marks the start of Black History Month, honouring centuries of achievements by Black Americans.
This lineup features African American poets of Irish heritage, Amanda Johnston and Kimberley Reyes, alongside Ireland-based poets Nithy Kasa and Felicia Olusanya. The audience will hear live readings and performances of the poets’ own work, as well as reflections on their heritage and insights into women who most influenced and inspired them.
This is a transatlantic event taking place online on Monday 1 February at 6PM in Ireland / 1PM EST / 12PM CST. This is a free event – you can register for a ticket here.