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The Mackey Sessions: Keynote Reading and Music

Blackburn Festival Poster
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Friday, September 21, 2018
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nate Mackey
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Blackburn Festival

The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.

The Ruby Lounge
8 - 10PM - Keynote reading & music accompaniment
(Followed by reception with wine, beer, and desserts)

In partnership with the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Franklin Humanities Center, Department of Music, William Blackburn Fund, Department of African & African-American Studies @ Duke University (AAAS), Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University, Department of Religious Studies, Divinity School and Duke Performance. Please contact the English Department if you have any questions.