A panel of impressive writers who work in various forms discuss their inspirations and struggles and readership. Jericho Brown is a rising star in poetry; Kiese Laymon has given us memorable fiction and memoir; Bernice McFadden writes novels of strong black characters; poet and nonfiction writer Kalamu ya Salaam turns to the Black Arts Movement in his most recent book, The Magic of Juju. Short story writer and essayist Maurice Carlos Ruffin moderates a conversation about where we are now and how black literature matters more than ever in these divided states of America.
SAT 3/25 2:30 PM
Williams Research Center