‟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 features cover art by poet and visual artist RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS, poetry by ANSEL ELKINS, a novel excerpt by DAHLMA LLANOS-FIGUEROA, interviews with ANSEL ELKINS and CHIKA UNIGWE and more. 

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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. This reading series is presented in partnership with the New York Times African Heritage Network. 

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Writers Conference

Graphic Design Credit: Troy Lambert

Graphic Design Credit: Troy Lambert

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.

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