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by kris craig - providence Journal

A collection of photos from the 29th Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading where more than 325 people of all races, ages, abilities and professions celebrated the life and work of the late Langston Hughes.

by mike ryan - motif

The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading is about more than poetry, and more than Langston Hughes – it is about the impact each force has had, and continues to have, on the “Beloved Community” around us.

Headquartered in Rhode Island because of the fateful migration of the famed Harlem poet’s work, papers and legacy to Providence many decades ago, the organization holds a massive poetry reading event in early February every year. [...]

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by ethan shorey - valley breeze

Dance, whirl, whirl, til the quick day is done! I’ll be a jooking pearl. So air out, ya dig, and come for the fun.


Langston’s Harlem Nights, “the cultural immersion event of the fall” and with a goal to raise $30,000, will take over Machines with Magnets, 400 Main St. in Pawtucket, on Saturday, Nov. 18. [...]

by Julia Vaz - brown daily herald

Founded in 1994, the Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading shares the work and wisdom of the Harlem Renaissance poet with the Providence community. [...]

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by Mike Ryan - motif 

Langston Hughes was one of the champions of the Harlem Renaissance, a prolific writer, poet, and thought leader. Although he passed away in 1967, his work lives on and has been celebrated by standard bearers at the Langston Hughes Community Poetry for the past 28 years. […]

via the Providence Journal by Kris Craig

April Brown and Eugenie Belony read and perform Ballad of the Seven Songs by Langston Hughes at the 28th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading in the Donald J. Farish Auditorium at the Providence Public Library on Feb 5, 2023. [...]


via Providence Monthly by Ken Abrams

The annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading returns to Providence on February 5, kicking off Black History Month in Rhode Island […]

via the Rhode Island monthly by Lauren Clem

On Feb. 5, artists, musicians, writers, literary enthusiasts and civic and political leaders will come together for an event that’s become a longstanding tradition in the Providence arts scene [...]


via the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

Looking Back to Move Forward – the many faces of Langston Hughes […]

via the Glitter Goddess Collective

Langston Hughes' poems, dating from the Harlem Renaissance through the 1960's, continue to resonate today. These powerful, poignant, and often amusing works are read aloud by members of the community, accompanied by Manny Escobar + Leland Baker [...]

Emily Ruth Hazel performs at Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

via motif by Elizabeth Keiser

The sounds of steel pan, keyboard, bass and vocals poured out of the Providence Career & Technical Academy Auditorium as hundreds of standup citizens glided inside. They were there to hear 67 people present Langston Hughes’ works, as well as experience some surprises. Many attendees returned for a third or 20th visit. Sylvia Ann Soares […]

via the Rhode Island Monthly

A free event celebrating the poems of icon Langston Hughes will be held Sunday, February 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hughes’ poems, which date from the Harlem Renaissance through the 1960s, are powerful, poignant and often humorous, and will be read aloud by a diverse group of individuals from communities across Southern New England. […]

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via The Brown Daily Herald by Emily Teng

“Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly.” The voice of reader Angela Romans reciting the well-known opening lines of “Dreams” by the celebrated [...]

via The Providence Journal

The 24th annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading took place Sunday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy auditorium […]

Audience listening to readings at the 24th annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading
April Brown, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Bernadet Pitts-Wiley, Karen Allen Baxter, Angela Nash Wade at the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry reading

via motif by Elizabeth Keiser

It was Super Bowl Sunday, but the cool kids were hanging out at the Providence Public Library. Sunday, February 4, marked the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry reading. All the way up on the third floor of the downtown library, there is a gorgeous auditorium that is especially toasty warm on a rainy, winter […]

via Follow The Soul Trane by Erin X. Smithers

This year, the 20th-Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading was happening on Langston Hughes’ birthday. This annual event was coordinated by Anne Edmonds Clanton, and co-sponsored by RISD Museum, RISD’s Writing Center, and Literary Arts & Studies Department. I was able to catch up […]

Anne Edmonds Clanton smiling with a picture of Langston Hughes
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