‟KWELI is one of my favorite never-miss journals: truly indispensable.  KWELI is beautiful in all the right ways, showcasing the magnificent breadth and extraordinary literary power of our communities.”
—JUNOT DÍAZ

 

Current Issue

Cover Art: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Cover Art: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Our current issue, guest edited by JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET, features cover art by poet and visual artist RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS, prose by RU FREEMAN, KAITLYN GREENIDGE, CECILIA MILANES and TIPHANIE YANIQUE, poetry by JACQUELINE JONES LaMON, RAVEN JACKSON and more. Read HOME, JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET'S introduction to the issue.

 

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Reading Series

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings

KWELI launched its Reading and Conversation series in April 2011 with EDWARD P. JONES IN CONVERSATION WITH WYATT MASON. In January 2014, multimedia journalist and educator MACARENA HERNÁNDEZ, poet SHEILA MALDONADO and fiction writer NELLY ROSARIO presented Desveladas: a Fotonovela, a collaborative work-in-progress. ASTER(IX) JOURNAL co-sponsored the event. This reading series is presented in partnership with the New York Times African Heritage Network.
 

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Writers Conference

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings

Autumn 2014 - POSTPONED
CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS CONFERENCE will honor the late WALTER DEAN MYERS

Summer 2014
"The evening began with insight on the business of publishing from a panel of agents and editors. The panel was stacked to the gills with industry powerhouses: MALAIKA ADERODAWN DAVIS, JULIA A. MASNIK, MICHAEL MEJIAS, LATOYA SMITH, and STEVE WOODWARD, with LINDA DUGGINS moderating." SERENA W. LIN

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