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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Marvin X Special Guest at Black Arts Week in Philadelphia, May 1st

Marvin X is Special Guest at  the Philadelphia Black Poetry Honors Ceremony, May 1st.

The enclosed attachment includes the full itinerary for Black Arts Week.  If you would like to receive a Free All Access Pass to the May 1st Philadelphia Black Poetry Honors Ceremony and Performance and TV taping at the Rotunda Theatre, 4014 Walnut Street on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania - Please RSVP your name and the names of any guest that you intend to bring or invite ASAP to or  

Please check to see if your name has been listed as an honoree or presenter. You should also check out the website of NATIONAL BLACK  AUTHORS TOUR ( and if you would like to have your biography listed please email it to with a subject line of "include my biography on the NBAT website."

The All ACCESS pass will also include free entrance to the Reception/party at Azure Lounge, 15th & South Street, 9pm-11pm and open bar is from 10pm - 11pm.  the entrance code is Moe Reecee.

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Marvin X on Tour, 2014

Marvin X on Tour 2014


Amiri Baraka Memorial, Newark, NJ


Harlem reception for Marvin X at home of Rashidah Ishmaili

Marvin X at New York University tribute for Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka

Fresno City College Black History Lecture

Hinton Community Center, Fresno CA lecture/reading/conversation

Black Arts Movement Conference, University of California, Merced (co-producer with Kim McMillan)


Marvin X at Mumia Abu Jamal's 60th Birthday celebration, Philadelphia PA



Malcolm X Jazz Festival, Oakland: Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement Poet's Choir and Arkestra


Marvin X will MC tribute to Amiri Baraka at Eastside Arts Center, 23rd and International, Oakland


Juneteenth Festival, Hinton Center, Fresno CA


Juneteenth, Berkeley CA


Seattle WA reading and book signing TBA

For booking nationwide, call 510-200-4164