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First Tuesdays Presents David Mills

PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO ESPRESSO 77 WITHOUT PROOF OF VACCINATION. (YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PRESENT A VALID PHOTO ID.) MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED INSIDE THE CAFE

When: November 2, 2021
Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30)
Cost: $5 minimum purchase at the food counter.
More Information: Richard Jeffrey Newman

David Mills holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MA from New York University. He’s published four collections, The Dream Detective, The Sudden Country, After Mistic and Boneyarn (New York Slavery poems). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Brooklyn Rail, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review Jubilat, Callaloo, Obsidian, The Common, Brooklyn Rail, Aloud: Live from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Fence. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Breadloaf, The American Antiquarian Society, Arts Link, Washington College, the Lannan Foundation and the Pan African Literary Forum. He lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark Harlem home for three years and wrote the audio script for Macarthur-Genius-Award Winner Deborah Willis’ curated exhibition: Reflections in Black:100 Years of Black Photography. The Juilliard School of Drama and Urban Stages commissioned and produced a play by Mr. Mills. He has also recorded his poetry on ESPN and RCA Records. As an actor he performs a one-person show of the works of Langston Hughes and was in the opera Robeson.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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