Lenoir-Rhyne University: Richard Blanco

( Thu., Oct. 10, 2019 )

Belk Centrum, 628 7th Avenue Place SE, Hickory, NC 28601


Richard Blanco, a Cuban-American poet, draws on many themes, such as what it means to be an American and a gay man. The event is co-sponsored by OUTright Youth, ALFA, and Hickory International Council and campus partner LR Pride, all organizations or agencies that support respect and mutual understanding. An LGBTQ advocate, Blanco will meet with these groups, who are reading and discussing his most recent book “How to Love a Country.”

As a poet, memoirist, and essayist, Blanco is a sought- after speaker who captivates audiences around the nation and the world with his dynamic storytelling and powerful readings. Advocating for diversity, LGBTQ rights, immigration, arts education, cultural exchange, and other contemporary issues, Blanco routinely speaks at middle and high schools, universities, and commencement ceremonies. 



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Visiting Writers Series


  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM