Discuss the work of poet Langston Hughes, one of the greatest writers of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. About this Event Co-Leaders: Dr. John Getz, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University Dr. Tyrone Williams, Professor of English, Xavier University Suggested reading: Langston Hughes, from The Best of Simple (1961): “Simple … Read More

We’re celebrating one-year with The Write In and Maya Angelou’s birthday! About this Event The Write In is a creative space for writers of all levels and backgrounds to explore writing prompts inspired by Black women and other writers. Each month we gather, write, and share without judgement. … Read More

Discuss the early 20th century writing of Richard Wright, including selections from Uncle Tom’s Children, his first collection of novellas.   2021 Discussion Series Theme: After Uncle Tom’s Cabin When researching and writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe drew on a tradition of Black Americans telling their … Read More