“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.”
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, VANESSA HUA, CECILIA MILANES and TIPHANIE YANIQUE, poetry by JACQUELINE JONES LaMON, RAVEN JACKSON and more. Read HOME, JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET'S introduction to the issue.
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.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS CONFERENCE will honor the late WALTER DEAN MYERS.
"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 ADERO, DAWN DAVIS, JULIA A. MASNIK, MICHAEL MEJIAS, LATOYA SMITH, and STEVE WOODWARD, with LINDA DUGGINS moderating." SERENA W. LIN