John Oliver Killens Reading Series
The John Oliver Killens Reading Series (JOK) began in the 2010–2011 academic year and presents discussions, readings, and book-signings for novelists, poets, and authors of biographies and nonfiction titles. A component of the John Oliver Killens Chair, it is a testament to the legacy of the late John Oliver Killens and offers Black writers opportunities and a platform to present their work.
A major goal of the John Oliver Killens series is to provide emerging writers and poets as well as established writers and scholars with opportunities to read and present their work to the college community and the general public and to engage the audience in conversations about the relevance of their work. Writers who have been part of programs in the reading series include Herb Boyd, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Peniel Joseph, Randall Robinson, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Sonia Sanchez, James Bracey, and Tiphanie Yanique among others. The JOK Literary Readings are held monthly, on the second Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
An Evening with Kalisha Buckhanon A Part of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series November 10, 2016; 6:30 p.m. Medgar Evers College, CUNY Edison O. […]
An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson A Part of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series October 13, 2016; 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Light […]
Recent Issues of Killens Review of Arts & Letters: Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Fall/Winter 2015 “Memory and Myth” – $10.00. Purchase below. THEME: “Memory […]
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, in partnership with the Center for Male Empowerment and Development at Medgar Evers College, Presents […]
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, and the English Department in CUNY, in collaboration with The Languages and Literatures Department of the […]
“Reflections on Malcolm X” Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Medgar Evers College; Edison O. Jackson Auditorium 1638 Bedford Ave.; Brooklyn, […]
John Oliver Killens Reading Series The JOK Reading Series is a component of the John Oliver Killens Chair and is a testament to the legacy […]
The Center for Black Literature presents “SOS-Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader” Featuring Sonia Sanchez with Co-editors John H. Bracey Jr. and […]
The John Oliver Killens Reading Series NOVEMBER 13, 2014 THURSDAY, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM PORTRAIT OF AN ICON, STOKELY CARMICHAEL Medgar Evers College, Edison […]
February 2013 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation: The Legacy of Black Civil War Soldiers Featuring NY1’s Cheryl Wills, Author of “Die Free: A Heroic Family […]