Category Archives: Northeast US Events

A Reading and Conversation with Sandra Cisneros

11:00am – 12:50pm
18 September 2017
Woody Tanger Auditorium
Brooklyn College Library

Join award winning poet, short story writer, essayist, and novelist Sandra Cisneros for a reading and conversation as part of the Latina Life Stories series. Presented by The Ethyle R.Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, co-sponsored with the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and the American Studies Program.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more information email Vanessa Perez-Rosario, VPerezRosario@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

Caribbean Events and Talks at the Windham Campbell Prize Festival

Below are a list of Caribbean-related events and talks during the Windham Campbell Prize Festival. Prize recipients and panelists include Erna Brodber and André Alexis.The Festival will take place from Wednesday, 13 September to Friday, 15 September. Events are listed in chronological order, with locations noted at the end of each description. Of special note is the “Emancipation in Woodside” event, with Erna Brodber in conversation with Claudia Rankine on Friday, 15 September, 4pm. More information is available at the Windham Campbell Prize website.



Images from Windham webpage. In order from left to right: Erna Brodber, Claudia Rankine and André Alexis

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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Kei Miller Reading and in Conversation with Tiphanie Yanique

6:00pm
20 September 2017
Pless Hall, Ground floor
Steinhardt School – NYU

Join celebrated novelist, essayist and poet Kei Miller for a reading from his new novel “Augustown”, followed by a conversation wth prize-winning author Tiphanie Yanique on writing across genres. Presented by NYU Institute of African American Affairs and NYU Arts & Science Liberal Studies.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 212-998-4222.

For more information please contact Liberal Studies at 212.992.8742 or email LS.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.

Above adapted from email.
Image adapted from pdf.

The Performance of Blackness in Contemporary Brazil, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic

6:00pm – 8:00pm
7 September 2017
Martin E. Segal Theatre
CUNY Graduate Center

This panel explores the performance of blackness in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil and its transnational resonance with black cultural producers in other Latin American countries. Performance here is broadly defined as the cultural expression of blackness in these three countries and beyond, and will be examined through the lens of sociology, literature, art history, and performance studies. While much of Latin American Studies generally marginalizes studies of race relations and blackness, this panel aims to think of the performance of blackness as a basic component of the continent’s identity formation and cultural production.

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Everyday Archives: Caribbean Edition

The Caribbean Memory Project and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture present “Everyday Archive: Caribbean Edition,” a day devoted to archiving the Caribbean.

1 April 2017
2pm-4pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037

From event description:

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!

RSVP via eventbrite here.

Image from eventbrite announcement.