Stage anthology 21 Black Futures asks: What is the future of Blackness?

21 Black Futures, a new stage anthology by CBC and Toronto's Obisidan Theatre Company, brings together 63 Black artists from across the country to answer the question "What is the future of Blackness?" Its creation also directly addresses, and attempts to change, the dearth of Black content onstage. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2021-02-16 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Futures Co-Creators to Guest-Curate Facebook App’s Lift Black Voices Section

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, co-authors of visual anthology Black Futures, will become the first-ever guest curators of the Lift Black Voices section in its flagship mobile applications. Starting Monday and lasting for three weeks, they will personally select collections of dialogues, essays... Continue reading at AdWeek

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A science fiction anthology imagines our post-pandemic future

The latest installment in MIT’s Twelve Tomorrows series toggles between utopian and dystopian. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-10 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Knights Of, BookTrust and CLPE partner on Black British middle-grade anthology

Knights Of has partnered with children’s reading charity BookTrust and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) to publish Happy Here, an anthology for middle grade readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-27 21:20:25 UTC ]
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Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham on Social Media, Black Futurity, and the Archive

Writers Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have edited and brought forth to the world Black Futures, a visually-stunning mixed-media anthology that threads together different facets of Black culture and thought by some of today’s most esteemed poets, artists, academics, and creatives. At its heart,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-11 09:49:52 UTC ]
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A Monumental and Rapturous New Anthology of Black American Poetry

“African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song,” edited by Kevin Young, contains an overwhelming amount of variety and history. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-11-10 20:51:39 UTC ]
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Our New Sci-Fi Anthology Will Be Your Tour Guide to the Future

Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow is a thought-provoking excursion into the futures we would and would not want to live in. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-10-02 16:18:40 UTC ]
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Contributors to anthology of black British writing reflect on their influences

A new collection of writing by black British men features a number of distinctive voices, from all walks of life, overlooked by the book trade—until now.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maurice Carlos Ruffin on how his dystopian future novel reflects being black in America today

“My name doesn’t matter,” proclaims the narrator of Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s debut novel, “We Cast a Shadow.” “All you need to know is that I’m a phantom, a figment ….” The first words of Ruffin’s book seem to be a tribute to the opening of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” which begins, “I am in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Wondering Where Publishing Is Headed? Ask Its Future Leaders.

A handful of New York–based 2018 PW Star Watch honorees discuss the big issues in today’s book business and changes they see coming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Trapeze to launch the Well-Read Black Girl anthology with submission competition

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[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brooklyn Poets Take Center Stage In New Anthology

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From Black Panther to Black Lightning: black superheroes are go!

African-American comic book characters are finally stepping up from sidekicksAfter five decades as sidekicks, secondary characters and niche titles, the black superhero’s time has finally come.Next month Marvel releases its eagerly awaited Black Panther movie, centred on a young African king who... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Influx Press launches first novel prize for Black British women with Black Ballad

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Macmillan Learning Announces Winners of First Annual “Black History, Black Stories” Contest

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Snapchat is marking Black History Month with a host of in-application features and tools honoring the theme of Black excellence. Snapchatters will have access to Bitmoji, creative tools and lenses highlighting the creativity of Black artists and lens creators on the platform. Black History Month... Continue reading at AdWeek

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