Month: February 2013

black womben from the future…

black womben from the future

be sure to come celebrate with us in oakland tomorrow!!!

black futurists PRESENT black womben from the future…

To celebrate Black History Month and kickstart Women’s History Month in March, the next session of Black Futurists Speaks features some of the most talented writers we’ve ever heard in a special feature reading and open mic.

The Black Women From The Future session will showcase the bad assingly inspirational work of african-jamaican dub poet d’bi.young anitafrika, poet and queer rights activist Maisha Z. Johnson, poet and director of The Lower Bottom Players Ayodele Nzinga, fiction writer Lisa D. Gray and hosted by poet and musician Amber McZeal.

With resumes that include international performances, bestselling books, critical community media work and more blown away audiences than we can count, these women are setting the bar for the future of the written word-where creative innovation and skill meet community responsibility and futuristic thinking.

The theme for the night was inspired by Warehouse 416’s current art show African American Icons (featuring the work of celebrated artists James Gayles, Esuu Orinde and Aswad Arif) and the theme for 2013’s Women’s history month-“Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

For the open mic we’re asking for work that inspires, that innovates and/or that gives us a new way to think about our loves and struggles. Open mic open to everyone. Get there early to sign up.

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