Episodes

May 03, 2021

Celebrating Black Motherhood Beyond a Day in May

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

April 21, 2021

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

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"

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

April 19, 2021

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

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.

April 05, 2021

2021 National Poetry Month: LIT POETRY

A Celebration of Poetry with Beatboxing and Spittin'.

African American Black Literature Arts Society & Culture

March 23, 2021

Black Women's Evolution to Becoming Resilient

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

March 07, 2021

Black Women in Theater

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

February 21, 2021

Hip Hop Studies & Activism

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

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

February 07, 2021

Pearl & Her Gee’s Bend Quilt

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

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

January 24, 2021

Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages

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

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

January 11, 2021

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

Inspirational messages from book by author Joshua DeSousa

African American Culture Literature

December 21, 2020

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

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

Literature Black African Book Club Black Stories Society & Culture Books

December 21, 2020

Conversation with Universes!

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

December 21, 2020

Locked Grey Linked Blue

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

December 21, 2020

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

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 + national attention on the safety

December 21, 2020

LITeracy is LIT

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

December 21, 2020

Kids Are LIT!

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

December 21, 2020

It's Festival Time!!!

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.

December 21, 2020

Connecting Black Arts & Culture in dis-Connecticut

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

December 21, 2020

The Significance of Black Literature and Black Books

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

December 21, 2020

CT Female Spoken Word Artists

We will welcome spoken word poets Sun Queen, Dyme Ellis, and Tymani Rain who will share their work and discuss their careers.

December 21, 2020

The Spirituality of Writing Poetry

Poets Keisha-Gaye Anderson and Antoinette Brim-Bell talk about the Spirituality of Creating their work