The celebrated African-American writer John O. Killens believed that black writers have a responsibility to their community and exhorted them to write fiction that exposed the racist treatment of black people in America. The women in Brown Girl, Brownstones, the groundbreaking novel by MacArthur genius grant winner Paule Marshall, speak of using their voices as weapons against racial injustice. Should black writers in post-Obama America heed the urgings of Killens and the women in Marshall’s novel? Hear from authors Kaitlyn Greenidge, Bernice McFadden, Garnette Cadogan, and Quincy Troupe in a panel discussion moderated by novelist and distinguished professor at Hunter College Elizabeth Nunez.
• What: Free tickets to a panel on black writers in post-Obama America.
• When: Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m
• Where: Brooklyn Historical Society: 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
• How: Redeem with code in 2/1 email.
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