“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

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: ARC ASTRONAUT

PHOTO CREDIT: ARC ASTRONAUT

LOVE by DANIELLE EVANS 
guest editor

The pleasure of editing a journal is that you get to fall in love over and over again. The first piece of writing that I knew I had to have for the issue was a short story that grabbed me at the sentence “Wanting to kill someone felt like a type of love.”  I have been thinking about that line between our desire for intimacy and our desire for violence, the space between connection and destruction, the difference between the love that saves and the love that ruins, and so too have the writers in this issue.  READ 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. On January 30, 2015, LaSHONDA KATRICE BARNETT (Jam on the Vine), MECCA JAMILAH SULLIVAN (Blue Talk and Love) & TIPHANIE YANIQUE (Land of Love and Drowning) will take center stage. E. FRANCES WHITE (Dark Continent of Our Bodies) will moderate the discussion. JOHN DAVIS (John Davis Plays Blind Tom) will provide the music. This reading series is presented in partnership with the NEW YORK TIMES AFRICAN HERITAGE NETWORK. Limited seating. Send email to: RSVP@kwelijournal.org

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Writers Conference

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings

Winter 2015
CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS CONFERENCE will honor the late WALTER DEAN MYERS

Join us at Poet's Den Theater in East Harlem, NY on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5-9PM as we prepare to honor his legacy with a conference that celebrates diversity in storytelling. Our winter conference is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry. Participating industry professionals include: CHERYL HUDSON, CHARLES JOHNSON, CHERYL KLEIN, DANIEL JOSÉ OLDERSTACY WHITMAN, PHOEBE YEH, and others.  
 

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