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May 14, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Malibu City Hall Council Chambers / Malibu Civic Theater
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-2489 ext. 350
Peter Harris
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Calling All Creatures

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Poet Laureate Ann Buxie hosts the 2022 Poetry Summit as part of the Malibu Library Speaker Series. The event will feature poetry, music, dance, and art. The event is scheduled to take place in-person at Malibu City Hall, Civic Theater, pending LA County COVID-19 Guidelines.

Featuring Peter Harris, music by A Call 2Peace, and artwork by MES 5th grade class 

Peter J. Harris, 2018 Los Angeles COLA Fellow in literary arts, Fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at USC, and award-winning poet, is the author of Bless the Ashes, poetry (Tia Chucha Press), winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My 'Unalienable Right,' a book of personal essays, winner of a 2015 American Book Award. In 2022, FlowerSong Press will publish Harris’ Safe Arms: 20 Love & Erotic Poems (w/an Ooh Baby Babymoan), Spanish translation by Francisco Letelier, and Beyond Baroque Books will publish Harris’s SongAgain. 


Harris is founding director of The Black Man of Happiness Project, a creative, intellectual, and artistic exploration of Black men and joy. Harris writes the blog WREAKING HAPPINESS: A Joyful Living Journal:

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