‟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.”
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. This reading series is presented in partnership with the New York Times African Heritage Network.
KWELI is turning 5 years old in December! Can you believe it? Our year long celebration includes an expanded writers conference July 7 - 11, with events throughout New York City: a Craft Talk / Reading with JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET ("How to Leave Hialeah" & "Magic City Relic") on Monday, July 7th, a Reading and Conversation with MOROWA YEJIDÉ ("Time of the Locust") & JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN ("Song of the Shank") on Tuesday, July 8th and MORE.