My Soul Has Grown Deep

EXHIBITION

My Soul Has Grown Deep: An Appreciation of African American Literature
February 5 – April 30, 2015
Main Library, Second Floor Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Brenda Greene
Dr. Brenda M. Greene

Thursday, February 5
5:30 – 6:30pm Cobblestone Multimedia Ensemble(Meet & Greet)
6:30 – 8:00pm Examining Black Images in African American Literature
Centennial Hall

Special Guest: Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Founder,Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers, CUNY
Panelists: Cheryl Willis Hudson, Just Us Books; Marva Allen, founder, Hue–Man Bookstore; Dr. Adunni Anderson, President, The Bibliophiles,Host/Moderator.

PROGRAMS

Caryl Lucas
Caryl Lucas
LaTanya Orr
LaTanya Orr

Saturday, February 7, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Auditorium


Pen, Pitch, Publish, Profit: A Self–Publishing Intensive for Aspiring Authors
Presenters Caryl Lucas and LaTanya Orr will explain how to pitch your book idea and how to get your book published. Call 973-733-7793 to register for this free workshop.

 

Anasa Maat
Anasa Maat

Saturday, February 14, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Centennial Hall

Black on Paper
Author Anasa Maat hosts a conversation with poet Walee and playwright Chisa Hutchinson to discuss the process, from concept to finish, of getting their works published for the bookshelf and the stage. Meet the artists. Reading and book signing follow.

 

Darrell Goza
Darrell Goza

Thursday, February 19, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Centennial Hall

Uncommon Genres in Black Literature
Darrell Goza, author of comics and graphic novels; Valerie Wilson Wesley, mystery and paranormal novelist, and Donna Hill, romance novelist discuss their works and the challenges of finding their voice, their audience, and their literary outlets.

 

Helena D. Lewis
Helena D. Lewis

Saturday, March 14, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Auditorium

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Performed by Actress/Poet/Playwright Helena D. Lewis, Call Me Crazy is a unique look at the highs and lows of working for “peanuts” while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

 

Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka

Saturday, April 11, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Auditorium

Poetry and Jazz Celebration and
a Tribute to Amiri Baraka

In recognition of National Poetry Month, poets and writers read from the works of Amiri Baraka and present poems and prose inspired by or dedicated to Baraka.

 

All programs are at the Main Library, 5 Washington Street. To RSVP for any program or for more information, please call 973–733–7793. To check whether the Library is open in the case of inclement weather, call 973–733–7784.

PNC

Funding for the Library’s Black History celebration activities and exhibits has been provided by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation.

Black History Celebration Guest Producer: Celeste Bateman & Associates