A Note from Mel

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Reading @ the American Poetry Museum August 10, 2018

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Join the the American Poetry Museum, Center for Poetic Thought, 716 Monroe Street, NE, #25, Washington, DC 20017, for a reading this Sunday, August 12th @ 3 pm – Lisa Pegram and Melanie Henderson


Poetry and Conversation at the Central Pratt Library, 11/5/2014, 6:30 p.m. October 24, 2014

Poetry and Conversation with Ailish Hopper and Melanie Henderson

at the Central Pratt Library

November 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m.



Elegies for New York Avenue Book Launch at Sunday Kind of Love, 1/15/12, 5-7pm December 20, 2011


Where I’ll Be at AWP: TORCH City Series, 2/5/11, 5 pm January 30, 2011

Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, 1816 12th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20009, Saturday, February 5 · 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us for an intimate reading featuring TORCH: poetry, prose, and short stories by African American Women contributors Venus Thrash, Evie Shockley, Melanie Henderson, and Tara Betts hosted by Randall Horton. TORCH is an online journal published by Torch Literary Arts.


Where I’ll Be for AWP: Sakura Review Reading, 2/2/11, 7 pm

Sakura Review Reading

Wednesday, February 2nd, 7-9PM; Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; Melanie Henderson (Poetry), Eleanor Paynter (Poetry), and William Torgerson (Fiction); there will also be a portion of the evening featuring UMD MFA candidates.


Third World Press Event, 4.24.2010 April 6, 2010


Third World Press Foundation Fundraiser

Saturday, 24 April 2010 Contact : Quraysh Ali Lansana: 773-651-0700

Parish Gallery 1054 31st Street N.W., Washington, DC 20007 

Third World Press Foundation Fundraiser hosted by Quraysh Ali Lansana and featuring Haki R. Madhubuti and Walter Mosley Saturday, April 24, 2010; 7:00 – 9:30pm at Parish Gallery 1054 31st Street N.W.; Washington, DC 20007; ph. 773-651-0700 There will be readings from Brian Gilmore, Melanie Henderson, Tony Medina, and Venus Thrash Suggested donations: $50 for a gift bag and one book or $100 for a gift bag and three books To get tickets, visit http://www.twpfoundationdc.eventbrite.com

A message from Dr. Randall Horton about the Third World Press event:

“Please come out, all are welcome regardless of whether you can make a donation or not. Come out and support one of the oldest Black presses in the country….also, please pass around and tell your friends…….we need your help to make this a success….”

See you there!