The John Oliver Killens Reading Series, which began in the 2010–2011 academic year, presents discussions, readings, and book signings for established authors, poets, and literary scholars, as well as newly discovered writers. It is a component of the John Oliver Killens Chair and is a testament to the legacy of the late John Oliver Killens to offer Black writers opportunities and a platform to present their work to the college community and the general public. A major goal of the John Oliver Killens Series is to provide writers of fiction and nonfiction, as well as poets and scholars with opportunities to discuss and read from their recently published works. Authors who have been featured in the JOK Reading Series include Jacqueline Woodson, Kalisha Buckhanon, N.K. Jemison, Sonia Sanchez, John H. Bracey Jr., James Smethurst, Randall Robinson, Retha Powers, Tiphanie Yanique, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Herb Boyd, Peniel Joseph, Adrian Matjeka, Dorothea Smartt, Jeffrey T. Sammons, and M. K. Asante. The John Oliver Killens Reading Series literary programs take place on the campus at Medgar Evers College unless otherwise noted.
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 […]
Tenth Anniversary of the Center for Black Literature Event Staged Reading of Gypsy & The Bully Door When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Time: 3:00 p.m. […]
Celebrating National Poetry Month 2013 Featuring Kadija Sesay, Tyehimba Jess,DuEwa Frazier, A. Lyric, and MEC student Jasmine Josephs Free and Open to the Public […]
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College Celebrates Black History Month with Voices from the African Diaspora NATIONAL –In celebration of Black […]
“Literary Activists of the Indignant Generation” February 10, 2011; 6:30 p.m. E.O. Jackson Auditorium Academic Complex Building (AB1) 1638 Bedford Ave. Medgar Evers College, CUNY […]