Hi LaTonya -- wanted to alert you to something I'm doing with Carleen as part of a week-long series for She Writes to celebrate our first anniversary. It would be so wonderful if you could call in and take part in the discussion, and spread the word to others you think might be interested.
MONDAY, JUNE 28TH:
"WHITE READERS, MEET BLACK AUTHORS": How Women of Color are Reviewed, Read and Received, with Kamy Wicoff and Carleen Brice.
Tweet: Live chat with Carleen Brice and Kamy Wicoff about how women of color are read and reviewed, 1-2PM EST, call in 347-884-9779.
Monday, June 28th, from 1PM to 2PM EST on She Writes radio, call 347-884-9779 to join a discussion with Kamy Wicoff and Carleen Brice, who created the tongue-in-cheek video "White Readers, Meet Black Authors." Carleen Brice is author of the novels "Orange Mint and Honey" (which was optioned by the Lifetime Movie Network) and "Children of the Waters," which One World/Ballantine released in June 2009. She also wrote "Lead Me Home: An African American’s Guide Through the Grief Journey" (HarperCollins), and edited the anthology "Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife" (Beacon Press, Souvenir Press). Her book "Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color sold over 100,000 copies and was in print with traditional publishers for 10 years."
LaTonya: I don't know what mysterious technological force is keeping my interview from getting to you but it certainly perplexes me. I sent it two ways today, from my yahoo address (email@example.com) and through www.shewrites. Did you receive it either way by any chance? If not, do you have a fax number or should I send it here?
So sorry for all the trouble,
Thanks for your comment on my Poetry Vs. Spoken Word discussion. I appreciate your feedback and your insight. I agree with you in many of your points and I am often faced with this internal pulling and tugging between this "debate". Anyway, thanks. Hope you will accept my friend request.
Alafia. In response to your hurt heart. peace. i watched the video. what a strong woman. i loved the ending. i feel so happy really to even just have learned of her name only now. thank you. and i'm sorry for your hurting heart. but she said to celebrate. dont forget that.
Hi LaTonya. I just posted a reply to one of your comments and then went to check out your page and see that you are located in more than one place. ("Detroit
United States Minor Outlying Islands") I wanted to invite you to join the Global Writers list on the site. And happy new year!
Sounds fun, La Tonya. Beautiful poster of Audre Lorde -- whom I translated into German back in the day, and accompanied as a translator on a reading tour in Europe. Some day, I will post a video of that tour.
As for the challenge, I would love to, but won't have the time, alas. Finishing a très lesbian novel set in my beloved Paris... Another time, I hope!
LaTonya: My father loved Shirley Chisolm. He made sure I wouldn't forget her name when I was a child. Recently I'm becoming familiar with Audre Lorde. She was and is most inspiring. Thank you for the invite and for your posts.
just checked out Color Online - it seems like a wonderful space. Following you an FB and wanting to find out more about the community there too. Great work you're doing! (a big Audre Lorde fan myself)
fabu. thanks for the links. the sad thing is twilight is perhaps the only mainstream movie where native americans feature prominently, unless indian burial grounds are causing zombies/flesh eating monsters to wreak havoc a la stephen king movies.
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