March 15, 2013

Inaugural poet Blanco to attend Telling Room fundraiser

By Bob Keyes
Staff Writer

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 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.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)



More PPH Blogs