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16 of 19 Reasons Why My Soul Has Grown Deep

Saturday, February 16 at 2:15pm to 4:00pm

A poetic reflection.  Poetry reading of poets from Harlem Renaissance to current contemplating the history and culture of African Americans from 1619 to now.  Also poetry reading and spoken word performances on humanity, unity, peace, healing, struggle and human success.

Richmond Public Main Library
101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Va, 23219


RVA Downtown




All ages




Performing Arts




Group & Artist
Woven Orbits Theater

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Eudora Wilks

Eudora Wilks left a positive review 2/16/2019

The poetry was excellent. The program overall was very engaging.

Hope Duck

Hope Duck left a positive review 2/21/2019

What a worthy ensemble of artists. I truly enjoyed these performances with all of me! I was moved to tears and to laughter and to wisdom. This was healing for my spirit. I cannot wait for the next event.

Qahir Abdur-Rahman

Qahir Abdur-Rahman left a positive review 2/17/2019

This was one of the most powerful performances ever! It was deep, moving and contributed truly a different story to this history of 400 years that touches the human soul. It was professional and exquisitely presented. It was worthwhile, entertaining and enlighting. It is an event I truly enjoyed attending. I was not surprised to see the room full and felt the standing ovation at the end with all the clapping and stomping was deserved. Plus the background pictures were all painted by famous African American artists and expertly matched with the poetry presented. Wonderful!!

Mahasin D Shamsiddeen

Mahasin D Shamsiddeen left a positive review 2/17/2019

ASA dear Sister,
I got this circular link to post a review but I can't seem to get to the place to enter my comments.
It was excellent! We enjoyed the variety and the spirit of each selection. I posted on my Face Book page already.

Thanks for raising the bar for cultural expression in our community.

Thank you so much for your kind review. I will post it for you. - Mahasin