Category Archives: Writers

Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

In 2011 I wrote about a friend who was working on the first book length biography of Regina Anderson Andrews. I am pleased to announce Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Dr. Ethelene Whitmire has just been published by … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway — Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

In April 2006 I saw Tayari Jones and Pearl Cleage on the campus of Duke University.  They were participating in the North Carolina Festival of the Book and their appearance was billed as a conversation between mentor and protégé. Shortly … Continue reading

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Black Literature and Creative Writing Conference at Chicago State University

The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing will host An Exceeding Sun: The 21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Conference for Black Literature and Creative Writing.  The conference is free and open to the public and will to take place April 7-9, … Continue reading

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The Schomburg Center’s 19th Century African American Women Writers

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a collection of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and essays written by African American women who lived during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The writers include some familiar names: Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Frances … Continue reading

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