New Collection Celebrates Afrofuturism December 3

Virtual Event Features Award-Winning Writers from New Anthology
DETROIT - Nov. 11, 2022 - PRLog -- Multiple award-winning black poets and writers will convene for a reading online on the topic of Afrofuturism. A Big BAM Theory of Creation: Afrofuturism and the Black Arts Movement will take place Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. The reading will feature cultural historian, science communicator, and performance poet Darrell Stover.

Afrofuturism has been described as intersectional, non-linear, fluid, and a blending of the future, the past, and the present to create a mystical union of Blackness itself. It ventures into the territory of dimensional and interdimensional realities existing within and around what we assume to be reality. The December program is the reading of creative works with an Afrofuturist immersion. The participants represent cultural and literary ambassadors discussing their work and what it means to be an Afrofuturist as well as how the Black Speculative Arts are showcased throughout the African Diaspora.

The performers joining Stover includes Allison E. Francis, professor, actress and playwright from Hawaii; Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana Poet Laureate; Judy Juanita, founder of the first Black Studies program in America; devorah major, San Francisco's Third Poet Laureate, and many other notable poets and writers. Ellen McBarnette, leader of the Afrosurrealist Writers Workshop of Oakland, will appear as a special guest.

Black Fire This Time (2022) is a critically-acclaimed anthology on the history and legacy of the Black Arts Movement and contains the works of the last living legends of the movement, including Sonia Sanchez, Ishmael Reed, Haki Madhubuti and other notables. Several of the contributors to this anthology are also Afrofuturist writers.

Event Details

Big BAM Theory of Creation: Afrofuturism & The Black Arts Movement

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Zoom link:
or code: 899 7580 4409

Holiday Discount for Black Fire This Time:

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