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25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture

Start Date:

2017-09-20T19:00:00EDT


Event Description:

FREE: Register on Link Below "see the event"

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Institute for the Study of the Americas, Department of Communications, Center for the Study of the American South, Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, Carolina Black Caucus, Carolina Women’s Center, Ngozi Design Collective of Durham, NC and Parr Center for Ethics.
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Start Date:

2017-08-21T09:31:57EDT


Event Description:

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Anna Reading from Paradise Lies: A Modern Slave Narrative Durham NC

Start Date:

2017-10-01T14:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-10-01T16:30:00EDT


Location:

Hayti Heritage Center


Event Description:

I'll be reading from my book along with others at
the Readers Theatre Ensemble, Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701

2017 Thomas Wolfe Lecture

Start Date:

2017-10-03T19:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-10-03T21:00:00EDT


Location:

Genome Sciences Building Auditorium


Event Description:

“Food,” Kevin Young once wrote, is “an everyday and extraordinary festivity—which is where, alongside poetry, it belongs.” Both of them are “necessities we too often take for granted,” offering their partakers “multifaceted pleasures.”
One of the most prolific writers of his generation, Young demonstrates again and again what he calls “the power of pleasure.” He has published ten books of wide-ranging poetry, including the capacious Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels (2011), winner of an American Book Award; and Jelly Roll: a blues (2003), a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. His quick lines and hot verbal licks and bold imaginative leaps are on full display in Dear Darkness (2008), in poems like “Ode to the South” or “Flash Flood Blues” or “Prayer for Black-Eyed Peas”: its two dozen food odes are a high point in regional culinary literature. Young’s first impulse is to praise: even his elegies and laments brim with sonic playfulness, with dynamic voices, with an appetite for what he calls “a living language, even among the heartbreak.” They are serious fun, to read on the page or to hear aloud.
Kevin Young is also the author of The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness (2012), whose essays and cultural criticism and lyrical choruses explore the tradition of African-American “storying,” especially in its songs and singers. He has edited eight volumes, including The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink (2012); The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010 (2012), winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; The Best American Poetry 2011; The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief & Healing (2010); and two musical anthologies in the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series, Jazz Poems (2006) and Blues Poems (2003).
Earlier this year, Young became the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the New York Public Library and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide. From 2005 to 2016, he served as Curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, a substantial collection of rare and modern poetry housed at Emory University, where he was also the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing and English. He is a multifaceted man of letters.
November 2017 is a momentous month for Kevin Young. He will publish his second book of non-fiction, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, which is sure to attract plenty of media attention. And he will become Poetry Editor of The New Yorker, the best possible position for anyone to remind the literary public that poetry is, as he once said, “the daily thing. The dirt. It is an everyday, not an occasionally.”


Tuesday, October 3

7:30 p.m.
Genome Sciences Building Auditorium
250 Bell Tower Road
UNC Campus
 
Free and open to the public
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
Free parking available in Bell Tower Lot after 5:00 p.m.

Campus Parking Info and Map

Reading from The Portable 19th-Century African American Women Writers

Start Date:

2017-09-27T19:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-09-28T20:30:00EDT


Location:

The Regulator Book Store


Event Description:

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"Hollis Robbins: The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

The voices of Women have been scare in the world of literature for most of history, and in the case of black women authors, almost invisible. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American women Writers provides a needed historical record as well as fascinating insight into what it meant to be a woman of color in the nineteenth century. Several of the nearly fifty writers represented are former slaves, like Louisa Picquet, whose words bluntly describe her hellish treatment, while abolitionist Sarah Parker Ramond, whose mother was Revolutionary War American and father was a "free person of color" born in Curacao (hence not African American), inveighs against slavery in the tones of a worldly Northerner. Other voices speak to the growing recognition of Southern culture, such as an account of life in the Fisk Jubilee Singers and an 1881 culinary guide called "What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking. While these writings conjure pieces of the distant past through their details and unique perspectives, many describe the kind of systemic injustices that, troublingly, persist to this day. Coeditor Hollis Robbins brings the news to Durham on Wednesday. - David Klein " From INDYweek.com 9.27.17

Publication Date of Michele Obama's Memoir

Start Date:

2018-11-13T02:02:11EST


Event Description:

Announcement of Michele Obama's Memoir, Becoming November 13, 2018 was made in February 2018.

Blue Wednesday

Start Date:

2018-03-28T20:00:00EDT


Location:

Blue Note Grill


Event Description:

Blues Music Fourth Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m.
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Angela Davis

Start Date:

2018-02-27T19:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-02-27T20:00:00EST


Location:

Duke University Chapel


Event Description:

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Dr. Jerry Gershenhorn

Start Date:

2018-02-27T06:00:00EST


Location:

North Carolina Central University - Hubbard-Totten Auditorium


Event Description:

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Reading from his forthcoming book, Louis Austin and the Carolina Times
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Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series

Start Date:

2018-02-26T02:54:49EST


Event Description:

Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series
  • February 26, 2018 - April 04, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Arcana
  • 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Varies
  • Free Admission
  • (919) 641-8674
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Be Connected Durham

Start Date:

2018-02-26T02:58:52EST


Event Description:

Free & Open to the Public Conversation
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Black Girl Magic Empower Dance

Start Date:

2018-03-16T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2018-03-16T21:00:00EDT


Event Description:

Be Connected to Black Girl Magic in downtown Durham on Black Wall Street.
Features: visual artist Candy Carver, Young Black Girl Magic Dancers at Empower Dance Studio, Margaret Brunson of Illumined Solutions, designer Sanaa of Savvy Chic Clothing, photographer and visual artist Cathy Foreman of Reflections by Cathy, singer/songwriter Ariel Drinker, and the
Rites of Passage Institute.
Angel Dozier of Let’s Be Dope Together is the Master Teacher of ceremony. Curated by Candy Carver. #beconnected #durham

A Conversation with a Direct Descendant of Frederick Douglas

Start Date:

2018-04-23T19:00:00EDT


End Time:

2018-04-23T20:00:00EDT


Location:

Sonja Haynes Stone Center 150 South Road Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Event Description:

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass on Monday, April 23 at 7pm with a talk by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI).

Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as the great-great grandson of another African-American icon, Booker T. Washington. He will discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of Frederick Douglass 200 years after his birth. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation.

The Frederick Douglass Family Initiative is an abolitionist organization founded in 2007 with the mission to advance freedom through knowledge and strategic action. FDFI combines lessons from the legacies of Douglass and Booker T. Washington to combat human trafficking and other modern forms of slavery around the world.
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Take Notes: The Black Panther Discussion Series

Start Date:

2018-02-27T12:00:00EST


Location:

Downtown Durham


Event Description:

Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series
  • February 26, 2018 - April 04, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Arcana
  • 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Varies
  • Free Admission
  • (919) 641-8674
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Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series

Start Date:

2018-04-27T16:01:35EDT


Location:

Recurring daily - check for time


Event Description:

Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series
  • February 26, 2018 - April 04, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Arcana
  • 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Varies
  • Free Admission
  • (919) 641-8674
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Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series

Start Date:

2018-04-01T04:05:01EDT


Event Description:

Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series
  • February 26, 2018 - April 04, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Arcana
  • 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Varies
  • Free Admission
  • (919) 641-8674
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Art of Cool Festival

Start Date:

2018-04-27T07:09:04EDT


End Time:

2018-04-28T01:46:49EDT


Location:

DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center


Event Description:

April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018 (Recurring daily)
DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St, Durham, NC 27701
Single Day - $65 | Two-Day Pass - $115 | VIP Pass - $265
Send Email: theartofcoolproject@gmail.com
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Blues and Roots Festival

Start Date:

2018-09-07T19:55:11EDT


End Time:

2018-09-09T01:55:11EDT


Event Description:

A three day festival of blues, jazz and gospel with vendors and other artists, food and beverages

  • September 07, 2018 - September 09, 2018 (Daily)
  • The Hayti Heritage Center
  • (919) 683-1709

National Black Writers Conference

Start Date:

2018-03-22T00:14:27EDT


Location:

Brooklyn, New York


Event Description:

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The National Black Writers Conference is be held, every two years at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference features panels, author readings, roundtable discussions, and educational seminars.
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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

Start Date:

2018-04-16T00:18:11EDT


End Time:

2018-04-22T00:18:11EDT


Location:

New York, New York


Event Description:

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2018 RESIST AND REIMAGINE

PEN World Voices is America’s only international literary festival, attracting the best-known writers from across the globe. Since its founding, they have presented more than 1,500 writers and artists from 118 countries speaking 56 languages in venues across New York City in a weeklong series of literary events with a human rights focus. The Festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.
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Kenyan Hgugi wa Thiong'o, Author

Start Date:

2018-03-01T16:15:00EST


End Time:

2018-03-01T18:21:50EST


Location:

Northampton, Massachusetts


Event Description:

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Noted African author will speak at Smith College.
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Free Promp Writing Class with Nancy Peacock

Start Date:

2018-03-10T10:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-02-27T12:00:00EST


Location:

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Event Description:

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Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) This class is free and open to the public.  
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Marisa J. Fuentes: Author Discussion Series

Start Date:

2018-03-08T15:30:00EST


End Time:

2018-03-08T17:00:00EST


Location:

Bullshead Bookshop (2nd floor of the Student Bookstore) at 207 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC


Event Description:

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A Conversation with a Direct Descendant of Frederick Douglas

Start Date:

2018-04-23T19:00:00EDT


End Time:

2018-04-23T20:00:00EDT


Location:

Sonja Haynes Stone Center 150 South Road Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Event Description:

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass on Monday, April 23 at 7pm with a talk by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI).

Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as the great-great grandson of another African-American icon, Booker T. Washington. He will discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of Frederick Douglass 200 years after his birth. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation.

The Frederick Douglass Family Initiative is an abolitionist organization founded in 2007 with the mission to advance freedom through knowledge and strategic action. FDFI combines lessons from the legacies of Douglass and Booker T. Washington to combat human trafficking and other modern forms of slavery around the world.
See Event