Date: Sunday October 5, 2008
Time: 4PM C/5PM E/2PM P
The following are beautiful people influenced and inspired by the towering twin towers of creative genius in the African American Literary Canon, Lady Zora Neale Hurston & Sir Richard Wright...To me these giants are true literary royalty...They are the wide-eyed children of the Harlem Renaissance who grew up to become the proud parents of the Modern African American Literary canon...They are the pioneers who braved the elements in order to blaze a path for future generations to follow...
Although they were treated like 'paupers' during thieir lifetime and died relatively young, their phenomenally rich literary achievements have secured them both a place in immortality...They were not as they say 'ahead of their time', but were in fact 'so much of their times', that it took many others a while to catch up!!! Check out these two classic W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio interviews to hear the reason why Zora's & Richard's legacies are indeed living ones and are forever intertwined in the annals of African American & American Literary History...
Our featured guests and topics include...
1.) Sis. Patrice Gaines~4PM C/5PM E Hour
Topic: Writing & Speaking Truth To Empower...21st Century Griot...
Gaines outlined her path to change in her inspirational book, "Moments of Grace, Meeting the Challenge to Change."
She has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was featured on a segment of Dateline. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Essence Magazine. She has been a commentator on National Public Radio and Pacifica Radio. Today, Gaines is a freelance journalist, writing teacher and motivational speaker, telling her story at colleges, conferences, prisons and drug rehabilitation programs around the country. She is a restorative justice trainer and a "justice reform activist," who encourages discussions on forgiveness in her lectures and coaxes people to redefine "justice." Her goal is to drastically change the U.S. judicial system and prison industry.
Gaines is also devoted to working to empower women, especially those who have been incarcerated. To that end, she and longtime friend Gaile Dry-Burton plan to open The Brown Angel Retreat Center in the Charlotte, N.C. area. The Center will offer a respite from judgment, a place for healing and learning as well as a program of courses and counseling aimed at assisting women in becoming mentally, spiritually and financially healthy.
2.) 5PM C/ 6PM E/ 3PM P~Bro. Clyde McElvene, A Self-Professed Bibliophile, Visionary And Co-Founder Of...
The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation - the nation's resource center for writers, readers, and supporters of Black literature. The only organization of its kind that provides culturally sensitive services and guidance for Black writers at every stage of their development.
What Is Our Mission?
Founded in 1990 by novelist Marita Golden and bibliophile Clyde McElvene, the Foundation’s mission is to discover, develop, and honor Black writers. The programs of the Foundation preserve the legacy and ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Foundation was named for two geniuses of American and world literature, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright.
Why Is Our Work Important?
Historically, the African American community has lacked viable institutions dedicated to supporting creative writing either as an artistic expression or a professional endeavor. No educational institution, professional organization, or existing non-profit has responded to this need as comprehensively as the Hurston/Wright Foundation. The Foundation is the only organization in the nation that provides culturally sensitive services and guidance for Black writers at every stage of their development.
Since 1990, the Foundation has created a wide range of new opportunities for Black writers. In the process, the organization has also increased the awareness and appreciation of Black literature, while simultaneously serving underserved areas of the Black community, and increasing the appreciation of literature.
Who Is Involved?
The Hurston/Wright Foundation is led and supported by a diverse board of directors and an advisory board of notables from the national literary community that includes Toni Morrison, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Terry McMillan, Chinua Achebe, E. Ethelbert Miller, and hundreds of community volunteers.
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