VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS
Listen to Tracie K. Smith read my poem "Momma Said" on her podcast The Slowdown
Candace's Poetry Clips
Candace Williams - House Party 15 Poetry Prompt
House Party is a digital performance and publication series out of The Poetry Project with readings, songs, dances, writings and prompts from the past, present, and future. Within each issue, we'll also be sharing a living list of resources, emergency grants, and other recommendations. Candace Williams is a black queer nerd living a double life. By day, they’re a sixth grade humanities educator and robotics coach. By night and subway ride, they’re a poet. Their chapbook, Spells for Black Wizards, was a 2017 TAR Chapbook Series winner and published by the Atlas Review. futureblack, their first full-length poetry manuscript, was a 2018 National Poetry Series finalist.
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration: 2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - I read at 37:00Image source: Wikipedia @SchomburgCenter #GwendolynBrooks100 FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. GUESTS Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center. PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.
AlterConf NYC 2016 - It's not Lit... by Candace Williams
AlterConf NYC 2016 - It's not Lit: Strategies for Exposing and Eliminating Cultural Appropriation in Marketing by Candace Williams From tweets written by agency agency staffers, to tech talk slides and “witty” cafe chalkboard signs, the use of appropriated artifacts and slurs has been normalized in product and service marketing. In this talk, I identify examples of this issue and lead a brainstorming session. You’ll leave this talk with a list of practical strategies marginalized folks and accomplices can use to expose and eliminate these practices in their place of work.
Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres: CLIMATE
A recap of the activities, events, and performances that took place in Maria Hernandez Park (Bushwick, Brooklyn) on July 30, 2017. Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres: CLIMATE was a community festival by Oye Group, directed by Modesto Flako Jimenez, and produced by The Bushwick Starr and the NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment as part of their Off-Broadway in the Boros series. Film and Edit by Sean O'Neill and Brittney Yates