Presented by Emerson College WLP Reading Series. Co-sponsored by Emerson’s School of the Arts, Graduate Studies, Admissions and the Career Development Center.
This event is a Webinar on Wed, Nov 7, 7-8pm EST with a Live Audience located in Ansin 604. The Webinar is free and open to the public. The Live Audience portion is limited to current Emerson students, faculty and staff.
Please RSVP by November 6 at EventBrite (Webinar instructions located on EventBrite): http://womack.eventbrite.com
Ytasha L. Womack is an award-winning producer, director, author, and innovator. She is author of the critically acclaimed books Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture, Rayla 2212, Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity; and co-edited Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop. Afrofuturism is a 2014 Locus Awards Nonfiction Finalist, and Post Black was hailed as a Booklist Top 10 Black History Reader of 2010. Her films include Love Shorts and The Engagement. The Engagement was nominated for Best Film at the American Black Film Festival. A Chicago native, she recently co-founded Afrofuturism849 to host discussions and events in Afrofuturism. She shoots her sci-fi film Bar Star City later this year.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.