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Hurston/Wright Foundation Turns 25

12.16.14

Amidst questions of racial diversity in the publishing industry, the Hurston/Wright foundation continues its outstanding support of African American writers, promising a brighter outlook for the state of writing in America.

Q&A: Brenda Greene Celebrates Black Literature

2.12.14

The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

A Profile of Tracy K. Smith

by Renee H. Shea

Feature

March/April 2015

<p>In her extraordinary new memoir, <i>Ordinary Light</i>, Pulitzer Prize­–winning poet Tracy K. Smith embraces a fuller sense of herself as a writer while cementing the connection between her children and her ancestors using the best glue she knows: words.</p>

A Profile of T. Geronimo Johnson

by Kevin Nance

Feature

March/April 2015

<p>For T. Geronimo Johnson, whose second book, <i>Welcome to Braggsville</i>, was published in February, writing is a way to push himself, and his readers, into uncomfortable territory—to start a conversation, a communion, that could open up our hearts.</p>
Cave Canem Foundation
Poetry Prize

Posted 11.12.14

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Literary Awards

Posted 8.20.14

Jess Row reads an excerpt from his novel, Your Face in Mine, published in August by Riverhead Books.

Your Face in Mine

Conference
Harrisonburg, VA
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