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Center For Black Literature John Oliver Killens Literary Salon
Sep 28 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. the Center for Black Literature will host the John Oliver Killens Literary Salon, Black Fire This Time at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) Gallery at 80 Hanson Place in Brooklyn.Edited by Kim McMillon, with a compelling foreword by Ishmael Reed, Black Fire This Time captivates readers with its exploration of the multifaceted Black Arts Movement. This anthology brings together the works of more than 100 talented poets and writers, delving into the theme of “Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home.” Exploring the past, present, and future of Black writing, this collection bridges many of the founders of the Black Arts Movement — including Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti, Amiri Baraka, Wanda Coleman, Dudley Randall, Eugene B. Redmond, and Askia Touré — with contemporary established writers of the canon.
Heather Buchanan will be moderating an engaging discussion with Black Fire This Time contributors Keisha-Gaye Anderson, James E. Cherry, Judy Juanita, and Quincy Troupe. This Literary Salon is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event.
Please also join the Center for Black Literature on Sunday, October 1 at the Brooklyn Book Festival
Authors N. Jamiyla Chisolm (The Community); Donna Hill (I Am Ayah: The Way Home and Confessions in B-Flat) and Kia Corthron (Moon and the Mars: A Novel) will appear and be signing their books at the CBL table at the following times:Jamiyla Chisolm – 12:30 p.m.
Donna Hill – 2:30 p.m.
Kia Corthron – 4:30 p.m.