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Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

A Taste of Howard Writers II !

We're doing it again! What better way to close Homecoming Week than with a panel discussion & reading amongst Howard alumni? Join us for our second annual Taste of Howard Writers Panel moderated by Dr. Josh Myers and feat. authors Alan King & Angel Dye.

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A Taste of Howard Writers II !
A Taste of Howard Writers II !

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Oct 21, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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About The Event

Watch Conversation HERE

About the authors: 

(Moderator/Curator)Joshua M. Myers is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. He is the author of Of Black Study (Pluto, 2023), Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition (Polity, 2021), and We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 (NYU Press, 2019), as well as the editor of A Gathering Together: Literary Journal.

Angel C. Dye is a poet and scholar of African American Literature from Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas by way of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the author of the chapbooks BREATHE (Central Square Press) and My Mouth a Constant Prayer (Backbone Press). A graduate of Howard University, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Kentucky and is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Rutgers researching Harlem Renaissance literature and culture. She was the 2022-23 Shirley Graham DuBois Creative in Residence with arts and music organization Castle of Our Skins. Her work has appeared in About Place JournalThe Pierian JournalBlue Mountain Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and A Gathering Together Journal. Angel lives in quiet solitude but beautiful community in Central New Jersey.

Alan King is a Caribbean American whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1970's. He's an award-winning poet, father, husband, and author of the following poetry collections: Crooked Smiling LightPoint Blank, Drift, The Music We Are, and Transfer. His work caught the attention of former US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Of his poems, she said, "these are not pop and flash rather more like a slow dance with someone you're going to love forever." King is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and motion graphics artist. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, King is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

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