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Poetry and Storytelling with Horace Mungin at MOJA

  • City Gallery 34 Prioleau Street Charleston, SC, 29401 United States (map)

Horace Mungin was born in Hollywood, South Carolina in 1941 and his family moved to New York City in 1946. In 1989 Mungin moved to Ridgeville, SC. Mungin started writing poetry in the mid-sixties during the genesis of the Black Arts Movement. During this period, he published two anti-drug volumes of poetry, “Dope Hustler’s Jazz, 1968” and “Now See Here, Homes, 1969.” Some of his early writings appeared in The New York Times, literary magazines, and poetry anthologies. In the early seventies, Mungin helped found Black Forum Magazine, a widely acclaimed national publication for writers and was its first editor. In the late seventies, Mungin wrote a column for a Charleston, SC weekly newspaper that employed satire to explore a variety of political and social issues. The column was later syndicated to ten other weekly newspapers and had a six year run (’78 – ‘84). In 1991 a collection of those columns was published under the title Sleepy Willie Talks about Life. Recent published books include A Different Point of View, 2013, Truth & and Absurdities, 2014, and …Or Does It Explode, 2016.

Buxton Books will accompany Horace and will have his newest book, Swing, Hard Bop, Bop & Bebop for sale!

Tickets are FREE but you must register to reserve your spot!

Earlier Event: October 2
Literary Corner with Tayari Jones
Later Event: October 4
Coffee With the Author: Dick Wall