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Carrying the Torch
Carrying the Torch

Tue, Jun 20


Texas Capitol

Carrying the Torch

A Juneteenth Remembrance and Reading for the Future

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2023, 7:00 PM CDT

Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, USA

About the event

Join Torch Literary Arts for this special event to acknowledge the historical significance of Juneteenth and celebrate the accomplishments of the African American community. Poets, writers, and guest speakers will share original work to acknowledge the federal holiday and celebrate the future of African Americans in Texas.

Note: This event takes place at 2 locations

7 pm - Texas African American History Memorial at the Texas Capitol (speeches & readings

8 pm - African American Cultural and Historical Facility (readings, dancing, and food

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

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Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats. 

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