Staff, Affiliated Faculty, Advisory Board Members, and Interns

Leadership and Management

Brenda M. Greene, Ph.D
Founder and Executive Director
Professor of English, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Clarence V. Reynolds
Director of Literary Programs
Editor-in-Chief, Killens Review of Arts & Letters

Amber Magruder
, Project Manager
April R. Silver, Director, Communications and Marketing
Kel Spencer, Director, Re-Envisioning Our Lives through Literature (R.O.L.L.) Program
Lea Byrd, Communications and Marketing Associate
Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Elders Writing Workshop Leader
Donna Hill, Fiction Writing Workshop Leader



  • Dr. Dale Allender | English Professor of Language and Literacy, California State University, Sacramento
  • Patrick A. Buddington | Chief Marketing Officer, CaribZone Media
  • Richard Jones Jr. | Executive Dean Emeritus, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
  • Dr. Valerie Kinloch | Renée and Richard Goldman Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Dr. Louise Mirrer | President and CEO, New York Historical Society
  • C. Zawadi Morris | Founder and CEO of The Original Media Group, LLC; Founder and Publisher of The Brooklyn Reader
  • Lawrence Schiller | President and Co-Founder, Norman Mailer Center; Film producer, Director, Screenwriter
  • Reverend Dr. Shelia Evans-Tranumn | National and International Education Consultant
  • Richard Wesley | Playwright, Screenwriter; Department of Dramatic Writing, New York University
  • John Edgar Wideman | Writer; Messer Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and English, Brown University
  • Marcia White | Founder and President, Personalized Skincare

CBL Student Interns (2022 - 2023)

Cassidy Ridgeway
Malik Brizan-Reed
Eshana France
Tamara Patterson

Maeshay k. Lewis, April R. Silver, Mr. Danny Glover, Julia Shaw at NBWC (2015)
Maeshay k. Lewis, April R. Silver, Mr. Danny Glover, Julia Shaw at NBWC (2015)

Contact Us

Center for Black Literature
at Medgar Evers College, CUNY (CBL)
1534 Bedford Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11216

Phone: (718) 804-8883

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The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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