Discussion of African American Children’s Literature Scheduled for 2/20

Picturing Black Childhood

Continuing with Black History Month’s theme of “Picturing Black Childhood: African American Images in Children’s Literature,” Dr. Nyeema Watson, Associate Chancellor of Civic Engagement, will lead a discussion called, “From Topsy to Tiana: Black Children’s Literature in Theory and Practice” on Monday, February 20th, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Writers House. Dr. … Read more Discussion of African American Children’s Literature Scheduled for 2/20

Join us for an Evening with Illustrator E.B. Lewis on 2/16

Picturing Black Childhood

Join us on Thursday, February 16th, as we continue our celebration of Black History Month, which will focus on “Picturing Black Childhood: African American Images in Children’s Literature.”  E.B. Lewis, a pioneer in the field of children’s illustration and a repeat recipient of the Children’s Africana Book Award, will discuss his career, during which he … Read more Join us for an Evening with Illustrator E.B. Lewis on 2/16

Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture Scheduled for 2/1

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture

In honor of Black History Month, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Civic Engagement will host the annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture on Wednesday, February 1st.  Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, will be the guest speaker.  All are welcome to this event, though registration is required.  The event begins … Read more Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture Scheduled for 2/1

Cooper Street Writing Workshops Continue 2/2

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A busy spring is planned for the Cooper Street Writing Workshops!  Beginning February 2nd, instructor Micaiah Johnson will lead “Giving Context to the Personal: Weaving Research into Your Memoir.” Ms. Johnson will discuss memoirs such as Persepolis, Men Explain Things to Me, and Angela’s Ashes that successfully integrate research in their writing.  Participants will also have the opportunity to … Read more Cooper Street Writing Workshops Continue 2/2

Writers in Camden Series Continues on 1/25

Writers in Camden Series

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will continue its 2016-2017 Writers in Camden series on Wednesday, January 25th, with readings by Melissa Fay Greene and Tyehimba Jess. Melissa Fay Greene is the author, most recently, ofThe Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love. Her earlier books, including Praying for Sheetrock (1991), The … Read more Writers in Camden Series Continues on 1/25

Join us 1/23 for a Faculty Book Launch with Dr. Joan Maya Mazelis

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Join us on Monday, January 23rd, for a Faculty Book Launch with Dr. Joan Maya Mazelis, Assistant Professor of Sociology.  Dr. Mazelis will discuss her new book, Surviving Poverty: Creating Sustainable Ties Among the Poor, published by NYU Press.  Dr. Lori Minnite, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration, will serve as the moderator.    All are welcome … Read more Join us 1/23 for a Faculty Book Launch with Dr. Joan Maya Mazelis

Writers in Camden Concludes Fall Series on 11/30

Writers in Camden Series

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will concludes its Fall 2016 Writers in Camden series on Wednesday, November 30th, with readings by Jericho Brown and Rick Moody.  Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the … Read more Writers in Camden Concludes Fall Series on 11/30