Episodes

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.

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

**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.

African American Black Literature Arts Society & Culture

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.

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

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

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

Pearl & Her Gee’s Bend Quilt

Feb. 7, 2021

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

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

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.

African American Culture Literature

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

Jan. 11, 2021

Inspirational messages from book by author Joshua DeSousa

Literature Black African Book Club Black Stories Society & Culture Books

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 + national attention on the safety

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.