local event: readings by the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective

2 04 2007

yay Ebony! yay poetry month!

Writers Present Reading at Parkwood Library

From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, on Saturday, April 14, 2007, the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective (CAAWC) will present a reading and discussion of their works at the Parkwood Branch of the Durham County Library, in Celebration of National Poetry Month. Writers participating include L. Teresa Church, DeLana Dameron, Ebony Golden, Raina León, Lenard D. Moore, and Valjeanne Jeffers-Thompson.

Founded by Lenard D. Moore, during 1992, the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective is a workshop and readers’ group comprised of poets, fiction writers, critics, essayists, journalists, playwrights, editors and others. Members meet monthly to critique each other’s literary works, read and discuss books by African American authors, and discuss information about the literary scene. The group’s members are featured in numerous anthologies and national literary magazines, including BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry, Fertile Ground, Catch the Fire, Valley Voices, MiPOesias Magazine, The Ringing Ear, storySouth and Electronic Poetry Network.

The Carolina African American Writers’ Collective has been featured at Page One Festival of Books, North Carolina Literary Festival, Bimbe Festival, Zora Neale Hurston Festival, Obsidian II Literary Festival, Virginia Festival of the Book, United Nations Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry Event, National Black Arts Festival, and at libraries, cultural arts centers, schools, colleges and universities throughout North Carolina and elsewhere.

The Parkwood Library is located at 5122 Revere Road, Durham. North Carolina. Admission to the reading is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

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