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Kevin Powell: An Evening of Conversation and Poetry

April 20, 2023
1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114

Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 pm

Acclaimed writer, activist, and pop culture insider Kevin Powell comes to the Museum of Science for a one-night-only special event celebrating his newest releases, Grocery Shopping with My Mother, a collection of poetry, and The Kevin Powell Reader: Essential Writings and Conversations, a gathering of 30-plus years of his literary output.

Poet. Journalist. Human and civil rights activist and former two-time candidate for the United States Congress. Tupac Shakur biographer and hip-hop historian. Cast member on the first season of MTV’s The Real World and author of 16 acclaimed books. Kevin Powell has become one of the most prolific American writers, thinkers, activists, and public speakers of the past three decades. His writings are important contributions to our national conversations on race, gender, class, politics, pop culture, celebrity, hip-hop, and the past, present, and future of the United States. His work has been acclaimed by the likes of Maya Angelou, V (formerly Eve Ensler), bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and others.

Join Kevin for an evening of conversation and poetry as he takes the stage of the Museum exploring themes of family, community, mental health, forgiveness and healing, manhood, and more through his groundbreaking work. Featuring an exclusive first look at his forthcoming 2023 documentary, When We Free the World.

Book signing to follow; copies for sale on-site.

This program is free, thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.