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Image of Brontez Purnell, facing camera, bare chested with hands in jeans pockets. His image appears next to an image of the cover of his book, 100 Boy-friends, black background with white lettering, showing a diagram of an open palm.
Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence at The Poetry Center
Wednesday April 7, 4pm Pacific Time

Mazza Writer in Residence Brontez Purnell, reading and in conversation

emcee, TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring 2021, in a featured solo reading and conversation, with TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter and the audience. Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children’s book, and two novels. Recipient of a 2018 Whiting Award for Fiction, he was named one of the 32 Black Male Writers for Our Time by The New York Times Style Magazine in 2018. Purnell is also frontman for the band the Younger Lovers, the co-founder of the experimental dance group the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, the creator of the renowned cult zine Fag School, and the director of several short films, music videos, and, most recently, the documentary Unstoppable Feat: Dances of Ed Mock. His short film 100 Boyfriends Mixtape is screening at the Criterion Channel, and his new novel 100 Boyfriends is out now on MCD Books from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This remote access event starts promptly at 4:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public. Media Captioning provided after the event, at Poetry Center Digital Archive and at our YouTube channel); for other reasonable accommodations please contact poetry@sfsu.edu

Program supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation.

Time: April 7, 2021 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Apr 7, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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