“Wonderfully bold and exquisitely imaginative…”

aaduna, Inc. rocked Auburn, NY as it celebrated the fifth year of publishing aaduna, an online literary and visual arts journal at a festive fundraising affair at the Cayuga Museum’s Theater Mack.  The event featured New York poets and writers from the upstate Auburn region who were joined by creative colleagues from the New York City downstate area.  The affair recognized the spirit and ambiance of the Harlem Renaissance. 

A related aspect of this celebration was a poetry workshop conducted by Raymond Nat Turner at Auburn High School sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Boosters in conjunction with the Booker T. Washington Community Center.  Turner was one of the featured performers at the evening’s fundraiser, and aaduna, Inc. helped to facilitate the workshop’s planning. 

This workshop was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For a glimpse of Raymond Nat Turner, please visit:


Over the next several days, highlights from the aaduna fundraiser, “In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance….Revisited, 2015” will grace this blog.  Check back frequently and help us get the word out by sharing and posting our “good times” to your social media platforms.     

Spread the word…aaduna rocked Auburn, NY!!!!!!