John Oliver Killens Literary Salon | Black Fire This Time
Join us as we celebrate the literary brilliance of the Black Arts Movement! The Center for Black Literature, in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), presents the Brooklyn Literary
Join us as we celebrate the literary brilliance of the Black Arts Movement! The Center for Black Literature, in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), presents the Brooklyn Literary Salon!
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2023
WHERE: MoCADA Culture Lab, 80 Hanson Pl., Brooklyn
Black Fire This Time, edited by Kim McMillon with a compelling foreword by Ishmael Reed, has captivated readers with its exploration of the multifaceted Black Arts Movement. This anthology brings together the works of over 100 talented poets and writers, delving into the theme of “Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home.”
We are honored to present engaging conversations with some of the contributors to Black Fire This Time:
Poet, writer, visual artist, and communications and marketing strategist;
Author, Gathering the Waters, Everything Is Necessary and A Spell for Living
James E. Cherry
Author, Shadow of Light, Edge of the Wind, Still A Man and Other Stories
Award-winning poet and short story writer, novelist, essayist and playwright
Author, Virgin Soul, De Facto Feminism, and The High Price of Freedom; Lecturer, Laney College
Author, Miles: Duendo: Poems, 1966-Now, The Autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness and Miles & Me
Heather Buchanan, Moderator
Publisher and Producer
Founder, Aquarius Press and AUXmedia
Following an opening reception, the featured guests will share their inspiration and experiences in contributing to Black Fire This Time , led by the moderator. The evening will include thought-provoking readings from the anthology that bring to life the rich tapestry of voices in celebration of Black identity and cultural heritage. Taking place in the brand new home of The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), guests will have the opportunity to explore this inspired state-of-the-art creative space.
Copies of Black Fire This Time will be on sale at a discounted rate. A book signing will follow the conversation.
Note: THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2023 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT and requires registration through Eventbrite. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot to secure your place at this literary celebration.
Health Guidelines for this Event
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm