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Essential Conversation with Richard Blanco

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watch the recording of our seventh live broadcast in our Essential Conversation Series held on January 25th, 2020 with Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco.

The Hero’s Journey® Foundation is delighted to bring to you, Richard Blanco, in our Essential Conversations series with Michael Mervosh as your host.

Richard’s inspiring poetry, writing, and storytelling are deeply woven with themes that speak to us all: identity, community, and belonging.
His work asks those universal questions we all ask ourselves on our own journeys: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world?

Richard Blanco is the Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets. In his role, he helps champion the organization’s free resources for teachers, student projects, and other education initiatives. He is the author of several poetry collections, his most recent being “How to Love a Country” (Beacon Press, 2019). In 2013, Blanco was selected to read at Barack Obama’s second Presidential Inauguration.

Click Here to view our free online event: www.crowdcast.io/e/essential-conversations-2.

 

More About Richard…

Richard Blanco’s mother, seven months pregnant, and the rest of the family arrived as exiles from Cuba to Madrid where he was born. Forty-five days later, the family immigrated once more to New York City, and eventually settled in Miami. Only a few weeks old, Blanco already belonged to three countries, a foreshadowing of the negotiations of cultural identity, community, and belonging that would shape his life and continue to inform his work. As a poet, memoirist, and essayist, Blanco is a sought-after speaker who captivates audiences around the nation and the world with his dynamic storytelling and powerful readings. Advocating for diversity, LGBTQ rights, immigration, arts education, cultural exchange, and other important issues of our time, Blanco routinely speaks at a variety of venues and functions, including fundraisers and galas, professional development conferences, middle and high schools, universities, commencement ceremonies, writing conferences, and literary festivals.

In 2013, Blanco was selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. He stands as the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role.

Whether speaking as the Cuban Blanco or the American Richard, the homebody or the world traveler, the shy boy or the openly gay man, the civil engineer or the civic-minded poet, Blanco’s writings possess a story-rich quality that illuminates the human spirit. His work asks those universal questions we all ask ourselves on our own journeys: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world?

Come join us, and host Michael Mervosh, for an in-depth and meaningful conversation with poet, Richard Blanco, produced by the Hero’s Journey® Foundation. We’ll open up the discussion to include his own personal experiences in living and writing and explore how the Hero’s Journey® myth has played a role in supporting his life in unique ways.

We invite you to make a contribution to the ongoing Essential Conversation series by clicking the button below or sending a check.

We deeply appreciate your help and support, which goes towards our background work and efforts needed to bring forth our offerings to the world.

All donations to the Hero’s Journey® Foundation are tax deductible. 

Click below to donate online. Or send a check to:

Hero’s Journey® Foundation
5655 Bryant Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) 15206


Details

Date:
January 25, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website:
http://ww.crowdcast.io/e/essential-conversations-2

Venue

Online Web Course
Online

Organizer

Hero’s Journey Foundation
Email:
anna@herosjourneyfoundation.org

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Essential Conversation with Richard Blanco

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watch the recording of our seventh live broadcast in our Essential Conversation Series held on January 25th, 2020 with Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco.

The Hero’s Journey® Foundation is delighted to bring to you, Richard Blanco, in our Essential Conversations series with Michael Mervosh as your host.

Richard’s inspiring poetry, writing, and storytelling are deeply woven with themes that speak to us all: identity, community, and belonging.
His work asks those universal questions we all ask ourselves on our own journeys: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world?

Richard Blanco is the Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets. In his role, he helps champion the organization’s free resources for teachers, student projects, and other education initiatives. He is the author of several poetry collections, his most recent being “How to Love a Country” (Beacon Press, 2019). In 2013, Blanco was selected to read at Barack Obama’s second Presidential Inauguration.

Click Here to view our free online event: www.crowdcast.io/e/essential-conversations-2.

 

More About Richard…

Richard Blanco’s mother, seven months pregnant, and the rest of the family arrived as exiles from Cuba to Madrid where he was born. Forty-five days later, the family immigrated once more to New York City, and eventually settled in Miami. Only a few weeks old, Blanco already belonged to three countries, a foreshadowing of the negotiations of cultural identity, community, and belonging that would shape his life and continue to inform his work. As a poet, memoirist, and essayist, Blanco is a sought-after speaker who captivates audiences around the nation and the world with his dynamic storytelling and powerful readings. Advocating for diversity, LGBTQ rights, immigration, arts education, cultural exchange, and other important issues of our time, Blanco routinely speaks at a variety of venues and functions, including fundraisers and galas, professional development conferences, middle and high schools, universities, commencement ceremonies, writing conferences, and literary festivals.

In 2013, Blanco was selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. He stands as the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role.

Whether speaking as the Cuban Blanco or the American Richard, the homebody or the world traveler, the shy boy or the openly gay man, the civil engineer or the civic-minded poet, Blanco’s writings possess a story-rich quality that illuminates the human spirit. His work asks those universal questions we all ask ourselves on our own journeys: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world?

Come join us, and host Michael Mervosh, for an in-depth and meaningful conversation with poet, Richard Blanco, produced by the Hero’s Journey® Foundation. We’ll open up the discussion to include his own personal experiences in living and writing and explore how the Hero’s Journey® myth has played a role in supporting his life in unique ways.

We invite you to make a contribution to the ongoing Essential Conversation series by clicking the button below or sending a check.

We deeply appreciate your help and support, which goes towards our background work and efforts needed to bring forth our offerings to the world.

All donations to the Hero’s Journey® Foundation are tax deductible. 

Click below to donate online. Or send a check to:

Hero’s Journey® Foundation
5655 Bryant Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) 15206


Details

Date:
January 25, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website:
http://ww.crowdcast.io/e/essential-conversations-2

Venue

Online Web Course
Online

Organizer

Hero’s Journey Foundation
Email:
anna@herosjourneyfoundation.org

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