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COVER ART: JUAN R. FUENTES

COVER ART: JUAN R. FUENTES

"When I was eighteen, I lost a friend who took his own life," OCEAN VUONG told the audience during a 2015 tribute to LUCILLE CLIFTON. “Tell me it was for the hunger & nothing less,” Ocean read. “For hunger is to give the body what it knows it cannot keep.” 

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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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