6:00pm – 9:00pm
7 June 2019
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
*RSVP, registration is free*
Join us in celebration of Willie Perdomo’s most recent book, “The Crazy Bunch.” Guest writers Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Felipe Luciano, and John Murillo will be present. The party includes a band, food, book signing, and a special reading of “The Crazy Bunch.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase!
Willie Perdomo, a native of East Harlem, has won praise as “a hip, playful, historically engaged poet whose restlessly lyrical language mixes city life with a sense of the transcendent” (NPR.org). In his fourth collection, The Crazy Bunch, Perdomo returns to his beloved neighborhood to create a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of a “crew” coming of age in East Harlem at the beginning of the 1990s.
This event is hosted by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) values, connects and advocates for the traditions, history, culture, and advancement of the African Diaspora. Through the dual tenants of arts and advocacy, CCCADI aims to create a paradigm shift within the global community toward cultural equity and social justice via new standards, policies, and language. The Center has been and will remain, an accessible community resource, a “first voice” institution, which produces culturally-grounded, purpose-driven and activist-oriented works, while simultaneously serving as a beacon of motivation and inspiration for many.
*Your reservation does not guarantee admission to this event. There’s a limited seating capacity and everyone will be seated on a first come first serve basis.
Above text and image adapted from webpage.