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Our Stories to Tell: Black Authors Reflect on the  Art of Writing

Our Stories to Tell: Black Authors Reflect on the Art of Writing In-Person

For more details about our 2024 Black History Celebration visit our website: npl.org/BHC/2024


Thursday, February 15| 6PM | James Brown African American Room, Newark Public Library, 2nd Fl.


A catered reception will begin at 5PM before the program.

Free parking: Essex County Parking Deck, entrance located at 20 Bridge St. Newark, NJ 07102


Mark your calendars for February 15, 2024, as we celebrate the literary contributions of Maisy Card, Kim Coleman Foote, and Valerie Wilson Wesley. Join the conversation led by moderator Naomi Extra, where these four writers will share their experiences navigating the freedom and potential hurdles in their writing careers. Discover the profound impact of personal stories, environments, and life experiences on their work.


Learn more about the panelists:

Maisy Card - Website: https://www.maisycard.com/

Kim Coleman Foote - Website: https://kimfoote.com/

Valerie Wilson Wesley - Website: https://valeriewilsonwesley.com/

Naomi Extra - Website: https://www.naomiextra.com/


Learn more on our website: npl.org/BHC2024


This is the third of four programs produced by the James Brown African American Room for our 2024 Black History Celebration. This year's theme, Create, Inspire, Elevate: African American Contributions to the Arts, reflects a rich and dynamic exploration of the profound impact the Black and African American communities have had on various forms of artistic expression. This theme not only pays homage to the historical significance of African American contributions but also highlights the ongoing and evolving influence within the arts and shines a special spotlight on Newark and New Jersey artists.

Thursday, February 15, 2024
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Main Library: James Brown African American Room (JBAAR)
  Main Branch  

Event Organizer

Alisha Grant

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