Monday, February 8, 2016

Raise Your Voice: The Power of Protest Literature

Rediscover the passionate, socially-conscious literature of protest written by powerful, women warrior writers and poets. The prose and poetry presented represents the brilliant, challenging responses of our ancestors as they worked, witnessed, and wrote through moments of our greatest civil and social unrest.

This engaging discussion and workshop covers Protest Literature from the Antebellum South, Harlem Renaissance, and Civil Rights eras. We will highlight work by Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, Ann Petry, Gwendolyn Bennett, Carolyn Rogers, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Following the readings and discussion, participate in a creative writing workshop centered on creating our own Protest Literature in response to much of the civil and social unrest we're experiencing now, from police brutality and the prison industrial complex to genetically-modified everything and the legislation of female bodies.

Program includes FREE reading and writing materials and a chance to win FREE books by African American women writers.

Monday, March 7 
2 p.m AND 6 p.m. 
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 9th Ave S, Saint Petersburg

Contact:  Sheree L. Greer - 414-460-2867, and