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Nugent Fire

Fire!! and the Young Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance

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Event:
Fire!! and the Young Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance
Start:
February 17, 2017 7:00 PM
End:
February 17, 2017 9:30 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and the Audre Lorde Project. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
January 26, 2017
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Nugent Fire

 

Join longtime activist, scholar of African American studies, and friend of the Bureau James Wright for a discussion of FIRE!! and the Young Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

In 1926, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, Aaron Douglas, Richard Bruce Nugent, Gwendolyn Bennett, and John P. Davis created the first and only issue of the black literary journal FIRE!!, which included Nugent’s explicitly gay poem “Smoke, Lilies and Jade.” Wright will discuss FIRE!! in the context of the Harlem Renaissance, and we will screen Brother to Brother (2005, written and directed by Rodney Evans, 90 minutes), a dramatic film about the life and times of Bruce Nugent.

 

James Wright has organized events at the Bureau exploring the lives and works of James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. Refreshments will be served and materials relating to FIRE!! and Bruce Nugent will be distributed at the event.

 

 

 

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