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Caleb Rainey Performance and Q&A Session
April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Iowa Children’s Museum, in partnership with Think Iowa City, is proud to celebrate National Poetry Month with a special performance from Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey on Saturday, April 23 at 11 AM in Coral Cove.
The program will include a 30-minute performance of Caleb’s work, followed by a question and answer session. All are welcome at this family-friendly performance, but due to the length of the program and themes including racial identity and racism, this event is recommended for school-age children and their families.
Free with the price of admission; always free for museum members!
About Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey
Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is an author, performer, and producer. His debut book, Look, Black Boy, was awarded first prize in the North Street Book Prize, and his second book, Heart Notes was published in 2019. In 2020 and 2021 he was named Best Poet/Spoken Word Performer in Cedar Rapids & Iowa City. He is the winner of several slams across the United States, a 2019 finalist for the UNESCO City of Literature Global Poetry Slam – Iowa City, and was featured on Button Poetry and Write About Now.
When he is not writing and performing he is actively curating a community of spoken word poets in Iowa City through his creation of a high school program, IC Speaks, and producing local events like the Mic Check Poetry Festival.
Learn more about our guest artist here.