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Pieces of Eight Reading Series Featuring Reuben Jackson
July 10, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDTFree
Join us for our monthly (second Tuesday’s) Pieces of Eight Reading Series, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown & featuring poet Reuben Jackson.
Reuben Jackson is an archivist with the University of the District of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. From 2013 until 2018, he was host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio.
His poems have been published in over 40 anthologies, and in a volume entitled Fingering the Keys, which will be reissued in 2020. His music reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Downbeat, Jazziz, -the Jazz Journalists Association website, and on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
Reuben taught poetry for 11 years at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and taught high school for two years in Burlington, Vermont.
He was an archivist and creator with the Smithsonian Institution’s Duke Ellington Collection from 1989 until 2009.
About the Pieces of Eight Reading Series
The Pieces of Eight Reading Series is a monthly curated reading with a featured artist, an audience-assisted interview and limited open mic. The Pieces of Eight Series takes its name from the extremely influential and nearby, that Rock Community Center that birthed the 8 -Rock Collective, workshop & reading series in the early 90’s in historic Anacostia SE.