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Duende & The Harlem Arts Salon

March 11, 2023 @ 3:20 pm - 4:35 pm

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Duende & The Harlem Arts Salon
3:20 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. (PST)

Ballroom 1, Summit Building
Seattle Convention Center, Level 5
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

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In 2004, the successful San Diego art gallerist Margaret Porter Troupe returned to Harlem with her husband, the award-winning poet Quincy Troupe. Inviting their extensive, international circle of friends as featured guests, Margaret opened their historic apartment, with its sumptuous collection of art, to the public. Those in attendance would have found themselves under the voices of Maryse Condé, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Toni Morrison.

Cave Canem is privileged to host The Troupes in celebration of their contributions to literature and culture.

Quincy Troupe is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, including Duende: Poems, 1966—Now (Seven Stories Press). His writing has been translated into more than thirty languages. Among his many honors are the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flower Poetry Center, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Award.

Margaret Porter Troupe is a writer, editor, curator, and the Founding Director of THE GLOSTER ARTS PROJECT, a multidisciplinary arts camp for youth without easy access to the arts, and the Harlem Arts Salon, a series of talks, book signings, performances, and exhibitions (established in the tradition of the salons of Harlem Renaissance) which provides a forum for artists, especially of African descent to meet and commune with their audience.



March 11, 2023
3:20 pm - 4:35 pm