LitFest2018 Debuts in New York!

LitFest is coming to New York! Our national LitFest will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. at Cassava House, 2270 1st Avenue in East Harlem. The event will feature poetry readings, a book fair and live music. Since 2012, LitFest has appeared in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. … Continue reading LitFest2018 Debuts in New York!

Still A Man for Our Times

…Cherry's stories are brutally realistic refusals to mourn what is most deplorable in life in the United States from African American male perspectives… Still a Man is a powerful book that speaks convincingly of intersectionality, of the inter- and intra-ethnic confluences wherein readers dwell..."Dr. Jerry A. Ward, Jr. In 2011, Willow Books had the distinct … Continue reading Still A Man for Our Times

Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

In solidarity with our black authors in the UK!

UK Black Writers Forum

Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge take No 1 slots in wake of anti-racist demonstrations, as Waterstones staff ask chain to support cause

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Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge have become the first black British women to top the UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts, in a week where black authors lined up to slam British publishing as a “hostile environment”, and as bookshop chain Waterstones is being urged by staff to donate to the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of soaring sales of black authors.

Evaristo’s Booker-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other topped the paperback fiction chart this week, making her the first woman of colour to take that spot. And Eddo-Lodge topped the paperback nonfiction chart with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, making her the first black British author to hold the spot. Barack and Michelle Obama have both topped…

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Rachelle Linda Escamilla honored at Library of Congress

At this very moment, Rachelle Linda Escamilla is a Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress, Hispanic Division. Her poems are being recorded for their "Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape" Collection.  Since this spring, Rachelle has been making incredible strides: Co-founded, with Angel Dominguez, the Latinx Poetix Symposium @ California State University Monterey Bay … Continue reading Rachelle Linda Escamilla honored at Library of Congress