Monday, March 5, 2012

THIS WEDNESDAY:Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn presents: In Conversation: Sonia Sanchez & jessica Care moore

I had the pleasure to design a flyer for Brooklyn-based photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn's exhibit of 35 contemporary Black women writers entitled Her Word As Witness. The exhibit and the concurrent lecture series has been highly successful (Read an interview with Laylah about the exhibit here). This coming Wednesday, the series welcomes Sonia Sanchez & jessica Care moore. Sonia Sanchez is one of the most important writers/activists, I'm very excited to see her talk. This is also a chance to see Laylah's exhibit which is on view in the Skylight Gallery on the 3rd floor. The talk is at the Billie Holiday Theater, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.    

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Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn 

In Conversation: Sonia Sanchez & jessica Care moore 

Moderated by Malaika Adero


Where and When: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 
Time 6 PM - 8 PM

Billie Holiday Theater
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11216
A/C Train to Nostrand Avenue

Join us for a conversation with Poet Laurate of Philadelphia, first Presidential Fellow at Temple University and longtime poet, activist and professor Sonia Sanchez and celebrated contemporary poet, publisher and renaissance woman jessica care Moore. 

Moderated by Malaika Adero, Vice President and Senior Editor Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, views as her most important book, “Up South: Stories, Studies and Letters of This Century’s African American Migrations,” The New Press 1992/1993.


The poets will offer their perspectives on ‘witnessing’ along with a performance of their works.

For more information please call 646-573-2422 or visit

Her Word As Witness: Sonia Sanchez & jessica care Moore - In Conversation) is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

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