PORTLAND — Inaugural poet Richard Blanco will appear as a guest author of The Telling Room, a Portland-based nonprofit, during its annual Glitterati fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. March 28 at Portland’s Masonic Temple, 415 Congress St.
Blanco gained attention for his reading of “One Today” at Barack Obama’s second inauguration in January. Since then, he has remained in the national spotlight, conducting interviews with NPR, The New York Times, and CNN, among others. In February, he read at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.
Tickets for the event are available at tellingroom.org/glitterati. Prices are $75, or $50 for designated “starving artist” tickets. All proceeds from the event will support the organization’s free writing programs for Maine youth.