Episodes

Authors and Diaspora LIT Directors: Jael Richardson, Lisa D. Gray & IfeMichelle Gardin | S2E5

Dec. 6, 2021

Canadian Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Voices of Our Nation (VONA) Executive Directors and Authors on the significance of LIT of the Diaspora

Vibes from the Sun | Elm City LIT Fest Podcast | S2E4

Dec. 2, 2021

Taking in the Sun w/ Poetess Sun Queen

Guest: Sun

An inner look at Zora Neale Hurston | S2E3

Nov. 21, 2021

Join us in this exciting conversation between Dr. William Foster and Ms. Lucy Hurston - Niece of Ms. Zora Neale Hurston. ** Recorded Live at People Get READy Bookstore - September 12, 2021 **

National Black Black Poetry Day Continues | S2E2

Nov. 21, 2021

Celebration of National Black Poetry Day October 2021.

Elm City LIT Fest: Anna Nyakana - Author and Entrepreneur of Niyah Zuri book Series

Oct. 12, 2021

Discussion with Anna Nyakana on her children’s book series Niya Zuri and the journey as an Author Entrepreneur.

Guest: Anna Nyakana

Celebrating Black Motherhood Beyond a Day in May

May 3, 2021

In Celebration of Black Motherhood with Poets Jessica Care Moore and Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets.

Arts Books Society & Culture Black Bipoc African American Literature Black Stories

**BONUS** Poet, Author, Educator Marilyn Nelson Book Release

April 21, 2021

In this SPECIAL EPISODE Elm City LIT Fest welcomes our friends from People Get Ready Book Store as they celebrate with poet, author, and educator Marilyn Nelson on the release of her new book "Papa's Free Day Party"

Black Men, HipHop Educators, Poets, and Creatives on continuing to survive the racism in amerikka!

April 19, 2021

Dr. Don Sawyer, HipHop Educator / Activist, Devon Glover “Sonnet Man” Educator, Hip Hip Poet Artist, Josh Brown “An Urban Nerd” Educator/Poet Artist speak on the effect of racism in amerikka on their creativity and lives.

Arts Society & Culture Black African American Literature

2021 National Poetry Month: LIT POETRY

April 5, 2021

A Celebration of Poetry with Beatboxing and Spittin'.

Black Women's Evolution to Becoming Resilient

March 23, 2021

Discussion with Stacy Graham-Hunt on her book "Processing Pain."

Black Women in Theater

March 7, 2021

Discussion with rising Black Women Playwrights a.k. Payne & Abigail Onwunali about their work and the future of Black Theater.

Arts Books Society & Culture Culture Black Bipoc African African American Literature Book Club Black Stories

Hip Hop Studies & Activism

Feb. 21, 2021

Discussion with Dr. Don Sawyer III on his work in the sociological study of Hip Hop Culture and his contribution to the book Hip Hop and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Arts Books Society & Culture Culture Black Bipoc African African American Literature Book Club Black Stories

Pearl & Her Gee’s Bend Quilt

Feb. 7, 2021

Discussion with Author Tangular Irby about her book “ Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt”

Arts Books Society & Culture Culture Black Bipoc African African American Literature Book Club Black Stories

Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages

Jan. 24, 2021

Discussion with Author / Poet Nzima Hutchings about her Poetic Anthology Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages.

Culture African American Literature

Dew Drops of Destiny: A Plethora of Prayers, Promises and Proclamations

Jan. 11, 2021

Inspirational messages from book by author Joshua DeSousa

Books Society & Culture Black African Literature Book Club Black Stories

It’s Black Noir; Let’s talk mystery, thriller and intrigue

Dec. 21, 2020

Kenji Jasper and Christopher Chambers will discuss their books and the genre of Black Noir with Lisa Gray and Elm City LIT Fest Team: Ife, Emalie and Shamaine

Conversation with Universes!

Dec. 21, 2020

Conversation with Steve and Mildred Sapp the Poet/Performer/Creators of Universes Theater Company in Residence at Oregon Shakespeare Company.

Locked Grey Linked Blue

Dec. 21, 2020

Kem Joy Okwu will discuss her inspiration for the inspirational stories she shares.

Introducing: Tarell A. McCraney, Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama

Dec. 21, 2020

Tarell will share how his hometown of Miami, his time as a Yale School of Drama student learning under the wing of August Wilson/current role as a department chair at Yale School of Drama, and the racial trauma of COVID + na…

LITeracy is LIT

Dec. 21, 2020

Discussion with Valerie Williams – Sanchez about her study on “How Reading Builds Empathy” and her Children’s Book series.

Kids Are LIT!

Dec. 21, 2020

Discussion with Dr. John about starting Lauren Simone Publishing along with readings from 3 Authors represented by her company.

It's Festival Time!!!

Dec. 21, 2020

Join the team planning the Elm City LIT Festival as they discuss the plans, the inspiration and the expectations from this first year of the festival.

Connecting Black Arts & Culture in dis-Connecticut

Dec. 21, 2020

Discussion about connecting, maintaining, cultivating and promoting Black Arts Culture in dis-Connecticut.

The Significance of Black Literature and Black Books

Dec. 21, 2020

Mosaic Literary Conference Director Ron Cavanaugh and New Haven Free Public Library Manager (Mitchell Branch) Marion Huggins will discuss the importance of promoting literature from the African Diaspora