The Twelfth National Black Writers Conference: Reconstructing the Master Narrative
Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature
Embracing Traditions: An interview with Tayari Jones
Deemed one of the best writers of our generation, Tayari Jones discusses writing, the South, and her novels The Untelling and Leaving Atlanta.
by Nicole Sealey
Bits of Wisdom: A Conversation with J. California Cooper
Beloved by readers throughout the world, J. California Cooper tells us how she feels about creativity, accolades, and the acceptance of her work.
by Kimberly Collins
The Wonderful World of Tony Medina
Poet and educator Dr. Tony Medina talks with Cave Canem fellow Jacqueline Johnson about the current state of poetry.
Original Notes of A Native Son
James Baldwin’s friend and editor Sol Stein talks of their early days at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, NY.
Poet Nikky Finney talks about her southern roots and the poetry she writes.
by Tara Betts
Before Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead or Valerie Wilson Wesley there was Chester Himes. His novels have been signatures of Black crime noir novels.
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