Digital Presentations: Celebrating Black Authors

Tune in this Sunday, February 21 at 2PM ET, for story time featuring author Tricia Elam Walker and Darlene Taylor, founder of nonprofit organization INKPEN. Hosted by Adventure Theatre’s Dannielle Hutchinson, this book-reading and interview segment will uplift stories written to inspire black and brown youths and highlight the journeys of writers of color. 

Tricia Elam Walker is an award-winning author, recovered lawyer. and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University. Her children’s book, Nana Akua Goes to School, was published by Random House in June. She is the author of Breathing Room. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Essence. Tricia’s short stories are included in the O.Henry Prize StoriesNew Stories from the South and other anthologies. Her essays are published in Father’s SongsDream Me Home Safely, and It’s All About Love.

Darlene Taylor is an advocate for literary arts, a lecturer at Howard University, and the founder and Executive Director of INKPEN, a nonprofit dedicated to literary citizenship and reading. Taylor is a fiction writer who explores the emotional politics of segregation and recovers lives historical records omit in their telling of the way things were. She is a recipient of fellowship grants from the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities and the American Association of University Women, and fiction fellowships at Kweli, Callaloo, and Kimbilio.

Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2PM

Meet our host and featured Guests!

Dannielle Hutchinson

Tricia Elam Walker

Darlene Taylor

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