Center for Black Literature
2017/2018 Calendar of Events

OCTOBER 2017

John Oliver Killens Reading Series: An Evening with Victor LaValle
19 THURS | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Medgar Evers College, CUNY 
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

Loving v. Virginia: The Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case Legalizing Interracial Marriage
24 TUES | 6:30 p.m.

Frederick Douglass Council Exclusive Reception: 5:30 pm–6:15 pm; | Program: 6:30 p.m.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

Special Event and Fundraiser-$50 Donation
The New-York Historical Society presents Dorothy E. Roberts in conversation with Brent Staples to discuss this key battle to legalize interracial marriage throughout the country.

THIS PUBLIC PROGRAM IS PART OF THE BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO BENEFIT THE CENTER FOR BLACK LITERATURE, VISIT WWW.CENTERFORBLACKLITERATURE.ORG

 

NOVEMBER 2017

JOHN OLIVER KILLENS READING SERIES:  AN EVENING WITH SOPHFRONIA SCOTT
9 THURS | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

 

 FEBRUARY 2018

 DESTINATION BROOKLYN: IYANLA RETURNS HOME
21 Wed AND 22 Thurs |5:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.

 Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Founders Auditorium
1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will host a discussion and book-signing with author and inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, as part of its Black History Month and John Oliver Killens Reading Series program. 

*Program is subject to change.

 

 MARCH 2018

 14TH NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE: “GATHERING AT THE WATERS: HEALING, LEGACY, AND ACTIVISM IN BLACK LITERATURE”
22 Thurs THRU 25 Sun | 10:00 A.m. -- 6:00 p.m.
2018 NBWC Honorary Co-Chair

Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams
Honorees: Steven Barnes, Kwame Dawes, Tananarive Due, David Levering Lewis, Susan L. Taylor, and Colson Whitehead

Medgar Evers College, CUNY, 
Founders Auditorium
1650 Bedford Ave.,  Brooklyn, NY 11225

The theme of the 2018 NBWC “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” acknowledges our concern about the recent, and continued, issues of social inequality and injustices that challenge us and builds on the legacy of healing through activism.