Tell the Stories, Teach the History.

Tell the Stories, Teach the History.

The Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival | Date: October 22, 2022 |

Celebrate Black literary arts with an afternoon of author talks, readings, and performances at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. This year’s theme is Tell the Stories, Teach the History!

12pm: Author Talk with Lissette Acosta Corniel: “Elena: Running to Dance and Other Defects in Colonial Santo Domingo” (Moderated by Jhensen Ortiz).

1pm: Open Mic - Presented by the Harlem Writers Guild. This event will include book publisher and author, Eartha Watts Hicks; poet, essayist, and blogger, Marc W. Polite, and novelist, Minnette Coleman.

2pm: A Panel of Contemporary Caribbean Novelists: Presented by The Center for Fiction (Moderated by Regina Bernard-Carreño). This event includes author, Elizabeth Nunez; author, Cleyvis Natera; author and librarian, Maisy Card; with writer and professor, Regina Bernard-Carreño.

3:30pm: Richard Wright’s Black Boy: A Literature to Life Adaptation for the Stage. Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman. Starring Tarantino Smith, playing upwards of fifteen characters from Richard Wright’s story.