About the Program
Patrick Oliver, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Dorothea Smartt, Frank Wilderson discuss the use of literature to promote political causes and instigate change and transformation. The event is at the Medgar Evers College at the City University of New York.
Patrick Oliver, Kalamu Ya Salaam Dorothea Smartt, Frank Wilderson
Patrick Oliver is the editor of Turn The Page and You Don't Stop (Essence Magazine best seller), founder of Say It Loud! Readers and Writers Series; host and executive producer of Literary Nation Talk Radio. His literary projects have been featured at conferences, symposiums, educational institutions and events throughout the country. www.speakloudly.com
Kalamu Ya Salaam is author of "The Magic of Juju: An Appreciation of the Black Arts Movement"
London poet Dorothea Smartt is Sable LitMag’s poetry editor and the codirector of Inscribe, the Black and Asian writer’s development program of Peepal Tree Press. For more information on Ms. Smartt, visit http://dorotheasmartt.wordpress.com.
Frank Wilderson is an assistant professor of drama and African American Studies at University of California, Irvine. He's author of "A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid," and "Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms." For more information on Mr. Wilderson, visit www.uci.edu.