Black Muslim Authors: On the tradition of Storytelling
Date(s) - 02/23/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Islamic Center at NYU
NbA Muslims - Creating an Islamic American Culture
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Meet Black Muslim storytellers!
Black Muslim Authors: On the tradition of Storytelling, Literature, Representation, & Faith will be an event in honor of Black History Month (February 2019), hosted by a NbA Muslims, Muslim Girls Read the Muslim Anti-racism Collaborative and the Islamic Center of New York University.
The free event will be a celebration of Black Muslim authors’ contributions to the African American literary canon and their roles in building a faith-based community of authorship that fosters literary diversity and inclusion. The convening will also provide an informative discourse on the challenges and future initiatives of Black Muslim, Muslim and non-Muslim authors within the writing community and the importance of maintaining developing narratives at the intersections of race, faith, and national identity to resist biases stemming from prevailing stereotypes.
There will be panel discussions, book readings by authors of varying social backgrounds, and vendor opportunities. Black Muslim Authors: On the tradition of Storytelling, Literature, Representation, & Faith will be open to the public. Non-Black Authors, educators, students, and community members will be welcomed attendees and participants.
For more information about table space, contact Umm Juwariyah at Ummjuwayriyah@gmail.com
Authors, writers and poets, contact Layla Abdullah-Poulos at email@example.com for more information about sharing your work with readers.