How to Love a Country with Richard Blanco at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Join us for a discussion moderated by WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue with Presidential Inaugural Poet and SPAC Visiting Artist, Richard Blanco in the Nancy DiCresce Room at The Pines@SPAC facility on Saturday, March 19.

Driven by a desire to examine the essence of place and belonging, the conversation will explore how Blanco’s cultural identity as a Cuban-American influences his works (How to Love a Country and The Prince of Los Cocuyos) and the power of poems and stories to create a sense of shared humanity.

Blanco, a vibrant, multi-dimensional speaker, served as the inaugural poet for President Obama and the first-ever Education Ambassador for the Academy of American poets. In 2021, he became SPAC’s first visiting artist for the new SPAC School of the Arts.

Seating is limited for this free event. Pre-registration and proof of vaccination are required to attend. Acceptable forms of proof include vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or the Excelsior Pass.

Stick around after the discussion for a book signing with Richard Blanco!

A limited number of copies of How to Love a Country and The Prince of Los Cocuyos will be available for sale on site, but to order a copy prior to the event visit Northshire Bookstore.