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What does a city need?

That’s what the San Diego Museum of Art asked in its summer salon series of Thursday evening arts events last year. The museum involved poets and writers to give readings alongside the painters, sculptors and musicians. K. Lorraine Graham is a local writer who’d say one of the things a city needs is space for the literary arts. At our Meeting of the Minds event last week, Graham talked about where poets and writers belong in San Diego’s local arts conversation. Here’s Graham:

Read what our event-goers had to say after all six presentations, and follow the thread that unfolded on Twitter. And add your thoughts: Who’s your favorite local writer? Have you been to the Agitprop readings? Leave us a comment.

Thanks to the Media Arts Center San Diego for shooting and editing these videos.

I’m Kelly Bennett, the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531.

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Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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