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PHOTO CREDIT: RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS

PHOTO CREDIT: RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS

"I know the world is bruised and bleeding," TONI MORRISON writes, "and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art."  
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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. KAITLYN GREENIDGE and KIRSTEN GREENIDGE are sisters and writers. They read on March 23, 2016. This reading series is presented in partnership with the NEW YORK TIMES AFRICAN HERITAGE NETWORK.

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Writers Conference

Photo Credit: MARK DELLAS

Photo Credit: MARK DELLAS

THE COLOR OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE on Saturday, April 9, 2016 featured a keynote address by EDWIDGE DANTICAT: DOES YOUR FACE LIGHT UP? "Paròl gin zèl. Paròl gin pie. Words have wings. Words have feet." Watch the full video clip here.
   
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