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We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Sasha Banks and Candace Iloh

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

This event, and potentially this series, seeks to offer free-ranging dialogues between artists of color utilizing their craft for change.

We Are Each Other’s Harvest owes its title to Gwendolyn Brooks, the brilliant Chicago poet who penned these words in her tribute to Paul Robeson. This event, and potentially this series, seeks to offer free-ranging dialogues between artists of color who seek to leverage their craft for the pursuit of freedom.

This event will be streamed from our YouTube at youtube.com/paulrobesonhousemuseum

We are excited to be working with Harriett’s Bookshop to make Sasha’s america, MINE available for purchase. You can check the website at https://www.harriettsbookshop.com/

Sasha Banks is a 2019 Rhode Island Writers Colony fellow who received her MFA at Pratt Institute. Her work has been published in PBS NEWSHOUR, APOGEE, RHINO, POOR CLAUDIA, ZÓCALO PUBLIC SQUARE, and FANZINE. She is the author of, america, MINE.

Candice Iloh is a first-generation Nigerian-American writer and performer whose writing has appeared in Fjords Review, The Grio, For Harriet, Blavity, No Dear Magazine, Glass Poetry Journal, Puerto Del Sol, and The Black Girl Magic Anthology by Haymarket Books. She is a recipient of fellowships from VONA, Home School via Lambda Literary fellowship, as well as a Rhode Island Writers Colony Writer-in-Residence alum. She holds an MFA in Writing for Young People from Lesley University, where she completed her forthcoming young adult novel in verse, Every Body Looking (Dutton YA/Penguin Random House, Sept 22 2020). She is a 2018 Hi-ARTS Critical Breaks artist residency recipient where she debuted her first one-woman show, ADA: ON STAGE. When Candice isn’t writing, she dances.

Organizer

Paul Robeson House & Museum

Venue

YouTube