The annual Windham-Campbell Prizes Festival closing event returns, featuring short readings by the 2023 recipients.
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil, based on the book Color Bar by Susan Williams.
Co-hosted by the Whitney Humanities Center.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a self-described Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist, recently completed a biography of the OG Queer Black Troublemaker, poet Audre Lorde. Join her for a trip through the poet’s life and a blessing including original archival materials from the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library.
Join Jasmine Lee-Jones and award-winning author Dan Charnas, author of Dilla Time: The Life and After Life of J. Dilla, as they listen to and discuss a selection of tracks from the legendary producer and artist.
Over a period of two years, starting in 2019 when he began work on his novel The Trees, Percival Everett made a series of paintings to commemorate the century anniversary of the Red Summer, a summer that saw so many lynchings in the United States. In the conversation and slide presentation, Everett and Crystal Feimster discuss the ways he uses oil paints, watercolors, and photographs of his own paintings to create portraits of an American landscape that is ever-present, but often conveniently ignored.
Students from Yale’s Native American Cultural Center interview poet dg nanouk okpik about her life and work, with a focus on what it means to write in America as an Inuit/Iñupiaq woman.
Join us for a celebration of the paperback launch of Ling Ma’s award-winning story collection, Bliss Montage, featuring Ling in conversation with literary critic Anthony Domestico.
Join Darran Anderson and Bonnie Weir as they discuss the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland that came to be known as the Troubles, and how this movement and the people in it found their voices, stories, and songs by delving into and reimagining the past.
An evening of staged readings of selected scenes from the work of the 2023 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients in drama, Jasmine Lee-Jones and Dominique Morisseau.
White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa is a book that dives into the archives, revealing new, shocking details of America’s covert program in Africa. The CIA crawled over the continent, poisoning the hopes of 1958 with secret agents and informants; surreptitious UN lobbying; cultural infiltration and bribery; assassinations and coups. As the colonizers moved out, the Americans swept in—with bitter consequences that reverberate in Africa to this day. Celebrate the paperback release of White Malice with Susan Williams and Dan Magaziner in conversation.