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Time & Date

Friday, April 29, 2022, 7:00 pm

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps


Your next favorite artist is right here in Boston. WBUR keeps its finger on the pulse of Boston's diverse and lively arts and culture scene on-air, online...and now on stage. Join us for “Ones to Watch: Boston’s Emerging Artists,” an eight-part series featuring up-and-coming artists across an array of genres: dance, music, performance art, storytelling, poetry and theater.

Porsha Olayiwola, poet laureate for the City of Boston, emcees an evening of poetry readings in celebration of National Poetry Month. Joining her are Anjalequa Llenneyah Verona Birkett, Imani Davis, Yara Liceaga, Emmanuel Oppong -Yeboah, Lloyd Schwartz and Otto Vock. DJ WhySham will provide music. The theme is poetic inheritance.

This event is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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