F276. Reading as a Revolutionary Act: Inciting Change in the Literary Community
Friday, March 9, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards. Before joining the Foundation, she served as the publisher of Guernica magazine and the director of education at Tribeca Film Institute.
Yahdon Israel is a twenty-six-year-old writer who writes about race, class, gender, and culture in America. He is a contributing editor at LitHub and runs a popular Instagram page which promotes literature and fashion under the hashtag, #literaryswag. Above all else: he keeps it lit.
Renée Watson is an author and educator. Her books include: Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, and Harlem's Little Blackbird. She teaches at Pine Manor College for Solstice MFA in Children's Literature program.
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG), a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. WRBG’s mission is to increase the visibility of Black women writers and initiate meaningful conversation with readers.