Tonight: Angel Nafis!
Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM
Chapbook Launch: Angel Nafis presents BlackGirl Mansion
Book party with grits, champagne, and more
Hosted by Jon Sands
Music by Shira Erlichman
Featuring readings by Aracelis Girmay, Mahogony L. Browne, Eboni Hogan, T'ai Freedom Ford, Ka'Mone Felix, Lauren Whitehead, and Lynne Procope
Greenlight is thrilled beyond measure to host the New York chapbook launch for our first published employee: poet and MC Angel Nafis! Published as a collaboration between Red Beard Press and New School Poetics, BlackGirl Mansion is a collection of autobiographical and imagined poems that detail the personal and political landscape of BlackGirlhood as seen through the lens of the relationships that exist between the BlackGirl character and the world as she experiences it. Poet and professor Rachel Elizabeth Griffiths writes, “The poems of Angel Nafis undo gravity with their shine and holler. Listen, for hers is an original and astonishing voice.” Join us for a joyous bookstore celebration hosted by Angel's friends and fellow poets, including readings and performances, balloons, champagne, and grits generously provided by the good folks at Peaches. You can also preorder the book online!