Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Oakland Book Festival presents Before Columbus in Oakland: A Harvest of Multicultural Literature

The Oakland Book Festival presents Before Columbus in Oakland: A Harvest of Multicultural Literature
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015, 7PM
LAUREL BOOK STORE, 1423 BROADWAY, OAKLAND
Justin Desmangles and Greil Marcus discuss multicultural literary work focused on the Bay Area and the role of the Before Columbus Foundation in its cultivation. Join us for what promises to be a vibrant and provocative discussion of our region’s fertile and imaginative literary culture.

http://www.oaklandbookfestival.org/events-and-program/

UC Santa Cruz conference to honor visionary feminist philosopher Gloria AnzaldĂșa

The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies will present a conference on the work of feminist philosopher and writer Gloria AnzaldĂșa, April 10-11, at the Humanities Complex on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

http://news.ucsc.edu/2015/04/Anzaldua-feminist-conference.html

Northwestern University hosts poetry symposium featuring Before Columbus founder

Victor Hernandez Cruz, a founding member of the Before Columbus Foundation, delivers the keynote.

.http://poetry.northwestern.edu/2012/04/03/april-23-24-2015-radical-poetics-archives-forms-social-movements/

Stanford Professor Michelle Elam covers James Baldwin in New Book

The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin, being published this month by Cambridge University Press, is one of the first comprehensive critical studies of Baldwin in over a decade and the first to present a full, interdisciplinary approach to his prolific output.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/march/baldwin-companion-elam-031015.html

Will Hearst and Before Columbus Founder Ishmael Reed In Conversation

Will Hearst interviews Ishmael Reed about “the New West”, drawing out his enlightening thoughts on various subjects related to his work.

http://library.fora.tv/2015/02/19/MGiZMZO1m5aB3PZr.01

American Book Award winner Johnathan Curiel on Islam in America

Johnathan Curiel’s new book examines the history and experience of Muslims in America.

http://www.worldreligionnews.com/issues/islam-america-conversation-jonathan-curiel-book-q