Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Black and White - Devorah Major and Ana Elsner

Come together

The San Francisco Public Library presents


Devorah Major and Ana Elsner:

Two Colors, Two Voices

In honor of Black History Month international poet Ana Elsner and former San Francisco Poet Laureate Devorah Major come together in a performance of poetry presented as a dialogue between a European-American and an African-American voice.

At this special event Devorah Major and Ana Elsner join forces in the staging of a unique poetry duet. The two poets take turns bringing their poems to life in this juxtaposition of two distinctive personalities. Poet and writer Ana Elsner is a repeat-feature at the San Francisco Public Library. She designs and produces programs that appeal to a wide audience in an ongoing effort to raise the popularity of poetry. Devorah Major is a poet, novelist, essayist and performance artist, who served as San Francisco's third Poet Laureate from 2002-2006.

This show
takes place in
San Francisco's famous North Beach district
on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 7p.m.
The posterSee and hear two strong women poets delivering powerful poetry in this dynamic dialogue conceived and choreographed by Ana Elsner.

One night only.

'Poetry in Black and White - An Attraction of Opposites'

held at: The North Beach Library, 2000 Mason Street at Columbus

This is a free event, produced by poet and author Ana Elsner and sponsored by The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.


View Event Listing for this program posted at the website on Ana Elsner's author page


Click to see other highlights of

Ana Elsner's 2008 performances


Visit the official website of poet Ana Elsner



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I first found this event on the calendar and then on this site. I attended last night's reading and was impressed: the featured poets, Ana Elsner and Devorah Major, were well matched, each woman with a unique poetic style and presentation. Ana Elsner's work was perhaps the more forceful of the two.


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