Brattleboro Literary Festival Brattleboro Literary Festival

Friday, October 15, 2021

- EDT
A Creative Force
Kia Corthron
Kia Corthron
Moon and the Mars
Shanta Lee Gander
Shanta Lee Gander
GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature
Bernice L. McFadden
Bernice L. McFadden
Praise Song for the Butterflies

The creative process has long been explored through time, but what does creativity look like through an intersectional lens?  Join us for this conversation with authors Farah Jasmine Griffin, Bernice McFadden, Kia Corthron, as they embark on a conversation with author and artist Shanta Lee Gander.  The conversation will be exploring what creativity means within a moment we are all recognizing as another Black Renaissance for Black creativity.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

- EDT
Panel-Why Black Books Matter
W. Ralph Eubanks
W. Ralph Eubanks
A Place Like Mississippi
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature
Glory Edim
Glory Edim
Well-Read Black Girl
Jason Broughton
Jason Broughton
Library of Congress

In her new book, Read Until You Understand,  Farah Jasmine Griffin asks these questions. What might engagement with literature written by Black Americans teach us about the US and its quest for democracy? What might it teach us about the fullest blossoming of our own humanity? Led by Jason Broughton (Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress), panelists Farah Jasmine Griffin(Read until You Understand), W. Ralph Eubanks(A Place Like Mississippi), and Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl) will reflect on these questions and why black books matter to everyone.

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