Montauk Library Presents: A 5-Part Workshop: Your Silence Will Not Protect You! – The Writing of Audre Lorde (Virtual Zoom Sessions)

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Tuesdays, November 10 - December 8 at 5:00pm. Join the Montauk Library in a 5-part virtual workshop centered on the writing of Audre Lorde, presented by Humanities New York funded series of 5 virtual workshops centered on the writing of Audre Lorde, and moderated by Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Curator of Eastville Community Historical Society. This Reading and Discussion series provides participants an opportunity to discuss Lorde’s writings as they explore issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. 

Audre Lorde (b.  1934. NYC –d  1992. St, Crois, US Virgin Islands) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian and civil rights activist. As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression. Her poems and prose largely deal with issues related to civil rights, feminism, lesbianism, illness and disability, and the exploration of black female identity. Her numerous distinctions include being named. Poet Laureate of New York State. 

Lorde's powerful voice, documented in her poems, essays, speeches, biomythography and Cancer Journals, remain vital and instructive. Her work is not only worth reading for its own sake, but continues to provide keen insight into the differences that strengthen American society. Readings will include Warrior Poet, a biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis de Veaux, and works written by Audre Lorde: The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde; Sister Outsiders;  Zami: A New Spelling of My Name; and The Cancer Journals. Books and e-books are available on Live-Brary and can be picked up at the Montauk Library as well as other libraries in Suffolk County.series in view of the fact that among Audre Lorde's numerous distinctions - such as being named Poet Laureate of New York State -  she earned a Master's Degree in Library Science at Columbia University in 1961 and was employed at the Mount Vernon NY public library.


Registration is free and required to receive the Zoom meeting I.D. and password.

To register please email Carolyn Balducci, Adult Programs, Montauk Library: