Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence at The Poetry Center

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring 2021, in a featured solo reading and conversation, with TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter and the audience.

Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children’s book, and two novels. Recipient of a 2018 Whiting Award for Fiction, he was named one of the 32 Black Male Writers for Our Time by The New York Times Style Magazine in 2018. Purnell is also frontman for the band the Younger Lovers, the co-founder of the experimental dance group the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, the creator of the renowned cult zine Fag School, and the director of several short films, music videos, and, most recently, the documentary Unstoppable Feat: Dances of Ed Mock. His short film 100 Boyfriends Mixtape is screening at the Criterion Channel, and his new novel 100 Boyfriends is out now on MCD Books from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This remote access event is free and open to the public. Media Captioning provided after the event, at Poetry Center Digital Archive and at our YouTube channel); for other reasonable accommodations please contact [email protected].

Program supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation.