Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Exciting Literary Events in NYC

As always, lots of exciting literary events happening in New York City over the next few days.

They include:

Institute of African American Affairs at NYU presents Critical Voices: Women Writing the World
March 28, 2012 (TONIGHT!)
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Martha Southgate, ZZ Packer
moderated by Rich Blint, Ph.D. candidate, NYU, American Studies
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Institute of African American Affairs, NYU 41 East 11th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10003
Free & Open to the Public Limited Space
Please RSVP to (212) 998-IAAA (4222)

March 28-30, 2012
In addition to a book fair, it includes workshops, classes, panels, and readings

The poster:

The 11th National Black Writers' Conference, at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
March 29-April 1, 2012
Honorees: Ishmael Reed, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Nikki Giovanni, Howard Dodson
The theme: The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment on the Literature of Black Writers

PAINTING AWAY REGRETS: a book launch and benefit, featuring Opal Palmer Adisa & friends
Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 7 pm
Cave Canem, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A Brooklyn, NY 11201

Celebrate the launch of Cave Canem fellow Opal Palmer Adisa's latest collection, Painting Away Regrets (Peepal Tree Press), in a rare New York appearance. Alice Walker has described her work as “solid, visceral, important stories written with integrity and love.” Joining her will be Cave Canem fellows R. Erica Doyle and Darrel Alejandro Holnes and special guest, Jacqueline Bishop.  Book signing & reception to follow.

$5-10 suggested donation. Wheelchair accessible.
Hosted by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Metta Sáma

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