The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts announces the 2020 Jay I. Kislak Symposium, Black Women Writing Across Genres in the Late 20th Century, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania on February 20-21, in conjunction with the exhibition Writing Across Genres: African American Women Writers in the Joanna Banks Collection, on display through April 10, 2020.
The 2020 Kislak Symposium looks at the flourishing of Black women writers as a cultural force in late twentieth century America. Among the confirmed speakers are Cheryl Clarke, Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia), and Cheryl Wall (Rutgers).
The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information on the exhibition and to register for the symposium: