"today, i am a black woman in a body of coal
i am always burning and no one knows my name
i am a nameless fury..." -- Black Girl Magic 

Photo by Rich Woodson 

Mahogany Browne

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30 p.m. Conversation/Q&A 
Huxley Theatre, NYS Museum

222 Madison Avenue

Albany NY 12230 See map.

Friday, February 21, 2020
6:00 p.m. Presentation/Q&A at the Hudson Area Library, 51 N. 5th St., Hudson NY 12534
Both events free and open to the public.


Mahogany Browne is one of the leading poet-activists of the New York City arts scene. Ploughshares declared that “Browne has become her own revolution”—an artist committed in word and deed to changing the world.


Both educator and organizer, she is curator of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Friday Night Slam, publisher of Penmanship Books, founder of the Women Writers of Color Reading Room, director of Black Lives Matter at Pratt Institute, and artistic director at Urban Word NYC.


Her poetry collections include Kissing Caskets (2017) and Redbone (2016). Her YA and children’s
books include Black Girl Magic (2018), Woke Baby (2018), and Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice (March 2020).


In 2019 Browne received a SWACC! Focus Fellowship, which is awarded to a spoken word author whose lifelong creative work has demonstrated a commitment to building community through collaborative models.

In 1026, she was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry.

Cosponsored by the Hudson Area Library, NYS Museum and the Office of Cultural Education to mark the 2020 Centennial of Women’s Suffrage.

poet, writer, activist and educator

NYS Writers Institute

Science Library 320

University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5620

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