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People of Color Pack the National Book Award Finalist List

See the full list at NPR.org.

Women of color are FOUR of the five National Book Award Finalists for Fiction.

Carmen Maria Machado is also a finalist for the Nebula Novelette award and her stories have been reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and Best Women’s Erotica. (And shout out to Machado from this Philly girl. She grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is currently Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.)

It doesn’t stop there. Also check out Shane McRae, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Layli Long Soldier, Erika L. Sánchez, and more!

#BSAM (Black Speculative Arts Movement) is in Philly Today and Tomorrow! Schedule Below…

 

We Can’t Wait to See You There!

 

**** OFFICIAL SCHEDULE ****

Friday, November 11, 2016bsamphilly2016
BSAM Philly Book/Art Signings at Amalgam Comics!
BSAM and CHILL w/ Black Tribbles

Saturday, November 12, 2016
#BSAMphilly2016, GLADFELTER HALL, Temple University
AFA 6th Annual Charity & Costume Ball/ Community Futures Lab
______

BSAM Convention

Saturday, Nov12, 2016
10:00am-5:00pm

10:00am-5:00pm MECCAcon International Film Festival moderated by Ka’ramuu Kush

10:00am-11:00am BOOK READING/SIGNING w/ Sheree Renee Thomas
10:00am-11:00am THE ART OF STORYTELLING workshop w/ N.. Steven Harris

11:15pm-12:15pm BLACK SPECULATIVE ART MOVEMENT panel w/ Dr. Amber Johnson, Dr. Reynaldo Johnson, Dr. Toniesha L. Taylor, Quentin VerCetty. Moderated by Chevy Eugene
11:15pm-12:15pm BLACK QUANTUM REALISM w/ Rasheedah Phillips & Damion Scott

12:30pm-1:30pm CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 101 w/ Shawn Alleyne
12:30pm-1:30pm BLACK ART & COMMUNITY w/ Danny Simmons

1:45pm-2:45pm HIP HOP & ARTIVISM w/ Moor Mother, Sole Rebel, Andre Leroy Davis, Danny Simmons
1:45pm-2:45pm THE TRUE STORY OF THE NAT TURNER REBELLION 1831 w/ Michael Imhotep/ African History                            Network

3:00pm-4:00pm Afrofuturism 2.0: THE NEXT WAVE w/ Dr Reynaldo Anderson, Dr Tonja Lawrence, Dr Lonny J Avi                            Brooks, Dr. David Deluliis. Moderated by Quentin VerCetty
3:00pm-4:00pm AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY in the FUTURE w/ Darasia Selby-Adebesi

4:15pm-5:00pm OUR VOICES, OUR IMAGINATION w/ Shawn Alleyne, Stacey Robinson, Tim Fielder, N Steven                                Harris, and Maurice Waters.
4:15pm-5:00pm AFRICOLOGY w/ Dr Zizwe Poe, JP Craig, Marquice Jacobs, Ama Mazama

MECCAcon INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, w/ QnA, moderated by Ka’ramuu Kush ::

10:45am ONLY LIGHT, Evita Castine; 13 mins
11:30am THE SUMMER OF GODS, Eliciana Nascimento; 20 mins
12:15pm LOUISIANA 1961, Bobby Huntley; 13 mins
1:15pm TIM FIELDER: BLK COMICS WORKSHOP & TEDx TALK
2:00pm WOMAN OUTSIDE, starring Yolonda Ross; 20 mins
2:45pm BLACK CARD, Tony Patrick/Pete Chatmon; 14 mins
3:45pm AND THEN, Ka’ramuu Kush; 30 mins

—–

Our BSAM events will be fully covered by:

* Black Tribbles
* Dark Matters/ Erica Freeman
* Taji Mag/ Nay Marie
* Chevy Eugene & Quentin VerCetty/ BSAM: Canada

For full details on our event, check out the following links:
http://BSAMphilly2016.eventbrite.com
https://blackspeculativeartsmovement.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1614789775501626/
https://www.facebook.com/blackspeculativeartsmovement
http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com

**** OFFICIAL SCHEDULE ****

Friday, November 11, 2016
BSAM Philly Book/Art Signings at Amalgam Comics!
BSAM and CHILL w/ Black Tribbles

Saturday, November 12, 2016
#BSAMphilly2016, GLADFELTER HALL, Temple University
AFA 6th Annual Charity & Costume Ball/ Community Futures Lab
______

BSAM Convention
Saturday, Nov12, 2016
10:00am-5:00pm

10:00am-5:00pm MECCAcon International Film Festival moderated by Ka’ramuu Kush

10:00am-11:00am BOOK READING/SIGNING w/ Sheree Renee Thomas
10:00am-11:00am THE ART OF STORYTELLING workshop w/ N Steven Harris

11:15pm-12:15pm BLACK SPECULATIVE ART MOVEMENT panel w/ Dr Amber Johnson, Dr Reynaldo Johnson, Dr                             Toniesha L. Taylor, Quentin VerCetty. Moderated by Chevy Eugene
11:15pm-12:15pm BLACK QUANTUM REALISM w/ Rasheedah Phillips & Damion Scott

12:30pm-1:30pm CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 101 w/ Shawn Alleyne
12:30pm-1:30pm BLACK ART & COMMUNITY w/ Danny Simmons

1:45pm-2:45pm HIP HOP & ARTIVISM w/ Moor Mother, Sole Rebel, Andre Leroy Davis, Danny Simmons
1:45pm-2:45pm THE TRUE STORY OF THE NAT TURNER REBELLION 1831 w/ Michael Imhotep/ African History                            Network

3:00pm-4:00pm Afrofuturism 2.0: THE NEXT WAVE w/ Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, Dr. Tonja Lawrence, Dr. Lonny J.                              Avi Brooks, Dr. David Deluliis. Moderated by Quentin VerCetty
3:00pm-4:00pm AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY in the FUTURE w/ Darasia Selby-Adebesi

4:15pm-5:00pm OUR VOICES, OUR IMAGINATION w/ Shawn Alleyne, Stacey Robinson, Tim Fielder, N. Steven                              Harris, and Maurice Waters.
4:15pm-5:00pm AFRICOLOGY w/ Dr. Zizwe Poe, JP Craig, Marquice Jacobs, Ama Mazama

MECCAcon INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, w/ Q&A, moderated by Ka’ramuu Kush ::

10:45am ONLY LIGHT, Evita Castine; 13 mins
11:30am THE SUMMER OF GODS, Eliciana Nascimento; 20 mins
12:15pm LOUISIANA 1961, Bobby Huntley; 13 mins
1:15pm TIM FIELDER: BLK COMICS WORKSHOP & TEDx TALK
2:00pm WOMAN OUTSIDE, starring Yolonda Ross; 20 mins
2:45pm BLACK CARD, Tony Patrick/Pete Chatmon; 14 mins
3:45pm AND THEN, Ka’ramuu Kush; 30 mins

—–

Our BSAM events will be fully covered by:

* Black Tribbles
* Dark Matters/ Erica Freeman
* Taji Mag/ Nay Marie
* Chevy Eugene & Quentin VerCetty/ BSAM: Canada

For full details on our event, check out the following links:
http://BSAMphilly2016.eventbrite.com
https://blackspeculativeartsmovement.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1614789775501626/
https://www.facebook.com/blackspeculativeartsmovement
http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com

——–

Contact: Co-founder Maia Crown Williams at
BSAMstaff@gmail.com, 313-451-0297.

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