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Friday, May 09, 2008


Published by Medgar Evers College and Third World Press in Chicago, MEDITATIONS AND ASCENSIONS edited by Brenda M. Greene and Fred Beauford focuses on the literary panels held in Brooklyn at the 2006 National Black Writers Conference. I was honored to appear on the Speculative Fiction panel with Samuel R. Delany, Tananarive Due, and Walter Mosley. Our panel was moderated by Robert Reid-Pharr and was dedicated in memory of Octavia E. Butler. Needless to say it was a great discussion, and I was thrilled to meet Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams and her daughter, Reena.


Join US

Friday May 30th - 6 pm

FOR A PANEL Discussion on

the recently released book


Black Writers on Writing


Hue-Man Bookstore & Café

2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

New York, NY 10027 - 212.665.7400

Open Admission

With Brenda M. Greene & Fred Beauford, Editors

including Herb Boyd, Manie Baron, Emily Raboteau, Mohammed N. Ali, Adam McKible, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Camille Yarbrough.

Meditations and Ascensions: Black Writers on Writing represents conversations from the 8th National Black Writers Conference. This collection provides in-depth meditations and analyses of literature by black writers.

Published by Third World Press.


Brought to you in part by the National Black Writers Conference and

the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

To learn more or to find out how to get the proceedings from the 2008 NBWC,

call 718.270.6983 –or visit

Purchase your copy now at!


Maēshay k. Lewis

Program Director

Center for Black Literature

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

1650 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Phone: 718.270.6976

Fax: 718.270.6916 - temp