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The Black Arts Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Ar PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Galvanized by the post-World War II decolonization of African nations and the civil rights, black power, anti-war, and feminist and womanist movements, African-descendant cultural producers in the United States began overtly repudiating a European aesthetic and claiming a Black aesthetic that emerged from the lived experience of […]


Meet Maggie Thrash, YA Author of ‘Honor Girl’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Maggie Thrash is the author of the critically-acclaimed graphic memoirs “Honor Girl” (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee) and “Lost Soul, Be At Peace”. Their fiction works include the noir-ish mysteries “Strange Truth” and “Strange Lies,” which are set at an oppressive Southern prep school. On their podcast Creep […]


Meet Candice Iloh, YA Author of ‘Everybody Lookin’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Would you like to have a virtual class visit from a debut Young Adult author? This is your chance! Join us for a conversation with Candice Iloh, a first generation Nigerian-American author and dancer based in Philadelphia, PA. She is a writer, teaching artist, and youth educator. She has performed […]


Meet Travis Rieder, Author of ‘In Pain’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​In Pain by Travis Rieder is a memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal — a call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this nationwide epidemic. The author shares his experiences with opioids and examines the problems facing […]


Viva Latino: Own Voices Writers In Conversation (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In early 2020, the Hispanic literary community led an important national dialogue about the importance of “own voices” literature and inequities in the publishing industry. Leading and award-winning contemporary Latin American writers gather to discuss their perspectives on the importance of own voices narratives in providing representation for readers. This […]