Danez Smith and the Homies

Wed. Feb 5, 2020 at 6:30pm EST
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The poet, performer, and podcast host invites some of their closest comrades for an evening of readings and conversation devoted to the saving grace of friendship.  

Homies book coverDanez Smith returns with their third collection, Homie, an anthem written for friends—Smith’s and yours. Smith searches for, and discovers, joy and intimacy, even amid a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity. Homie is an exaltation for the friendships that make it possible.

In addition to reading aloud their own work, Smith will be joined on stage by several of the friends for whom the volume was created—including Shira Erlichman and Angel Nafis.  

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at sarabethjoren@nypl.org.

For all other inquiries, please contact publicprograms@nypl.org.

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs. Assistive listening devices and large-format programs are available on-site. ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

For other accessibility information, please contact accessibility@nypl.org.

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Celeste Auditorium at South Court (1st Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016