Art Sanctuary Presents the 28th Annual Celebration of Black Writing

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:30pm - Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 5:00pm
Various Locations
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Art Sanctuary's Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival is one of the nation’s longest-running celebrations of contemporary black writing. Running from May 21, 2012 to June 2, 2012 on Temple University's campus and across Philadelphia, Celebration of Black Writing will offer 13 days of literary discussions and workshops, music showcases, and film screenings. This year, selected panels and workshops will be streamed live for the first time online, and also be archived so that new and enthusiastic readers and writers can access them anytime!

This year’s celebration includes:

  • Children and young adult author Jacqueline Woodson, with Philadelphia Reading Olympics youth group matinee
  • A public conversation with artist and cultural planner Theaster Gates and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art curator Naomi Beckwith
  • Photographer Sed Miles and the Wanderlust International travel exhibition
  • Philly Youth Rising: Standing on the Shoulders’ – with performances by the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement, 215 Spoken Soul, and In the Company of Poets
  • Panel discussions on:
    • Advocacy Journalism
    • Urban Fiction
    • Black Mental Health
    • ‘Writing from your Spiritual Axis’
    • Panels feature writers such as author Bernice McFadden and journalist Akiba Solomon, as well as Atria books editor Malaika Adero and activist and agent April Silver
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Arts & Culture
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Community Events
Arts and Culture