Upcoming NYC Literary Events!

Friday, March 24, 2017        7:00pm – 9:00pm

Black Renaissance Noire

Readings & Reception with: Tyrone Mitchell, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Hermine Pinson, Sonia Sanchez

New York University

19 University Place, Room 102

(between East 8th Street and Waverly Place)

New York, NY  10003

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Please RSVP at (212) 998-IAAA (4222)

For more information please visit www.nyuiaaa.org



Wednesday, March 29th, 2017     7:00pm

Author Lisa See’s new novel The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane


450 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10024

A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.  A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.



Thursday, March 30, 2017      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel: Discussion

The Skylight Room (9100)

The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Since 2005 the photography collective Activestills have been dedicated to exploring the material and affective uses of photography as protest and also the importance of building a digital archive of these images. Join two of the founding members of the collective, Oren Ziv and Basel Alyazouri, and scholars Vered Maimon and Siona Wilson on the occasion of the newly published book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel (Pluto Press, 2016) to discuss the collective’s performative uses of photographs to enable and promote human rights struggles in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Further questions to be raised at the panel are the complex and divided politics of visibility in the region as well as the reinvention of activist photography in the age of social media.


Saturday, April 1st, 2017      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Everyday Archives: Caribbean Edition

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

Do you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this fun-filled workshop with The Caribbean Memory Project! Dawn Cumberbatch and Kevin A. Browne will be with us for a day filled of storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing!


Monday, April 3, 7:30 PM

Comics as a Force for Social Change: John Jennings & Damian Duffy present Kindred and Thi Bui presents The Best We Could Do

Greenlight Bookstore

686 Fulton Street (at South Portland)

Brooklyn, NY 11217

As comics continue to gain popularity in mainstream media, the notion of the comics creator as a community organizer and cultural worker becomes increasingly relevant. New York Times bestselling illustrator John Jennings and writer Damian Duffy (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, based on the seminal sci-fi novel of slavery by Octavia Butler), along with debut author Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, the story of an immigrant family’s journey from Vietnam to America), discuss the important role of comics in today’s turbulent political landscape. Bui, Duffy, and Jennings will explore how comics authors and illustrators can foster social change both by creating work that gives underrepresented communities a voice and brings new, diverse talent into the spotlight, as well as by using their influence to shake up the culture and norms of the book world.

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