february, 2018

22feb6:30 pm8:30 pmResistance, Resilience, Renewal: A Gathering of Poetry and Song Celebrating the Enduring Legacy and Inspiration of Meridel LeSueur


Event Details

Meridel LeSueur, one of the great voices of the 20th century, was born on this day in 1900. Her writings were grounded in the grassroots experiences and stories of women, working people, the disenfranchised and dispossessed. Her immense love and respect for the power of the people and the power of the word was ever present in her poetry, novels, and essays. Meridel’s work touched generations of artists and activists, from Minnesota and the Midwest to the wide expanse of this country and this world. Join us to celebrate her long and inspiring life as a witness, a chronicler, and a defender of people’s lives and struggles.

Join us for a program of presentations and performances of Meridel’s work as well as original work by established and emerging artists.

Jayanthi Kyle
Barb Tilsen & Gayla Ellis
Amoke Kubat
Ben Weaver
Shanai Matteson
Tish Jones
Colleen Casey
Ed Bok Lee
Louis Alemayehu


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


East Side Freedom Library

1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106


East Side Freedom Libraryemail info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or call 651-230-3294