New York, NY (June 12, 2019)— The Academy of American Poets, Lambda Literary, and The Poetry Project will co-present the Stonewall 50 Reading to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising on June 26 at 6:30 pm at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in New York City. The reading will feature award-winning LGBTQ poets and performers, including Francisco Aragón, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Kate Bornstein, Jericho Brown, Cheryl Clarke, Timothy DuWhite, francine j. harris, Sophia Le Fraga, Trace Peterson, Tommy Pico, Pamela Sneed, Phillip B. Williams, and more, with emcee Erin Markey.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception in the Parish Hall of the church will follow the reading.

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About the Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets is our nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry. Founded in 1934, the organization produces, the world’s largest publicly-funded website for poets and poetry; National Poetry Month; the popular Poem-a-Day series; American Poets magazine; Teach This Poem and other resources for K-12 educators; an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and awards more funds to poets than any other organization. It also coordinates and supports the work of a national Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than 20 poetry organizations working to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

About Lambda Literary

The Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers.

About The Poetry Project

Through its live programming, workshops, publications, website and special events, The Poetry Project promotes, fosters and inspires the reading and writing of contemporary poetry by presenting contemporary poetry to diverse audiences; increasing public recognition, awareness and appreciation of poetry and other arts; providing a community setting in which poets and artists can exchange ideas and information; and encouraging the participation and development of new poets from a broad range of styles.