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TONIGHT - Poetry Reading: Fourth Thursday Features...Dessie Bey and George Gist!

Fourth Thursday Features
DESSIE BEY with George Gist on acoustic bass
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Thursday, June 26 | 6-7 p.m.
Third Floor Jurassic Overlook
Free with museum admission

Local artists interpret fact, fiction, and contemporary lived experience through spoken word and performances inspired by RACE: Are We So Different?

We Breathe the Same Air / We Bleed the Same Blood
We welcome poet Dessie Bey as she reads new work at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Accompanied by George Gist on acoustic bass, this exploration expands on the themes of RACE: Are We So Different?. Join them as they explore the internal crevices of the makings of America. Dessie's original poems and George's renditions of Miles Davis's All Blues and John Coltrane's A Love Supreme promise to provoke compelling thought.

Dessie Bey is the author of three poetry books and editor of Three Rivers Run Deep: A Pittsburgh Poet's Anthology. She is the co-founder of the Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh and a freelance writer. Dessie conducts poetry reading and writing workshops for all ages and is co-founder of Sankofa Girls Rock. She is also the principal organizer of Slave Narrative Readings for Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213