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40th Anniversary Celebration of Callaloo

We're thrilled to announce the full lineup of panels and readings for our upcoming 40th Anniversary Celebration of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters:


October 28-29, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

Friday, October 28, 10AM
The Meaning of Callaloo in the African Diaspora
With Charles Henry Rowell, Phillp Brian Harper. Anthony Bogues, A.H. Jerriod Avant, Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Dagmawi Woubshet. Moderated by Stacy Parker Le Melle.

Friday, October 28, 2PM
Callaloo, a Forum for Academics and Creative Writers
With Margo Crawford, Brent Hayes Edwards, Vievee Francis, Joshua Bennett, Dagmawi Woubshet, Jeremy Clark. Moderated by Cheryl A. Wall.

Friday, October 28, 5PM
Callaloo Readings: Poetry & Fiction
With Airea D. Matthews, Yusef Komunyakaa, Helen Elaine Lee, Gregory Pardlo. Introductions by Nicole Sealey. Moderated by Vievee Francis.

Saturday, October 29, 10AM
Callaloo and the Creative Writing Workshop
With Vievee Francis, Ravi Howard, Helen Elaine Lee, Gregory Pardlo, Desiree Bailey, Jeremy Clark, Ama Codjoe, Jonterri Gadson. Moderated by A.H. Jerriod Avant.

Saturday, October 29, 2PM
Callaloo into the Future
With Howard Dodson, Stacy Parker Le Melle, Isaac Ginsberg Miller, Dagmawi Woubshet. Moderated by Joshua Bennett.

Saturday, October 29, 5PM
Callaloo Readings: Poetry & Fiction
With Rigoberto González, Sharon Olds, Carl Phillips, Tiphanie Yanique. Introductions by Jonterri Gadson. Moderated by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

All events are located at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please join us!