Blk Grrrl Book Fair May 28 & 29

CIELO Studios. 3201 Maple Avenue, South Central, Los Angeles 90011blkbookfair

Opening Celebration
-> Drumming
->Poetry: Zoe Blaq
->Intro: Skira Martinez & Teka-Lark

->’Starting Your Own Publishing Project’
A panel discussion/conversation encouraging people of color to get involved in publishing/editing their own literary journals, presses etc.
Sunyoung Lee (Kaya Press)
Neelanjana Banerjee (Kaya Press)
Natashia Deon (Jaded Ibis Press)
Zoe Ruiz (Jaded Ibis Press)

->’Afro Futurism’
Dr Valorie Thomas

->Childrens reading & workshop ‘Little Chanclas’
Jose Lozano will read from his newest book and follow up with a fun workshop (this is for big kids too!)

->’Queering Fitness As A revolutionary Tool’
Buff Butch is an anti-oppression trama informed fitness/workout regimen founded by Black Trans boxing champion Pat Manuel. The workout was made to serve and center the needs of Queer Trans Intersex Gender Non Conforming People of Color. The workshop will include a breakdown of why we must center those most marginalized within our communities – whether Black, Femme, Disabled or all of the above.

DIY Zine Making
Alma Con Arte will demistify the art of zine making

->’Coloring Her History’
The Undercommons will facilitate a workshop about the lives of Black Women who who made thier mark on European culture and politics in the 18th/19th centuries and how (despite erasure) thier legacies have endured in the creative imagination of our present. The workshop will conclude with a re-imagining of the musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in which the main role of Christine Daae is played by a Black Woman.

Food in the Cielo kitchen, live music by Adah & Sunny War, outbursts of poetry and strories, and hands on activities for everyone!

->SUN MAY 29TH<-
details soon…

Camari Carter ‘Death by Comb’
Lili Benard ‘Silent No More’
Film screening of ‘Queerer Than Thou’

and more…more…more!
stay tuned!

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