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Our first season was a 3-part series of Sunday afternoon discussions with Black women writers from across the diaspora who reside in the Twin Cities. Because we are often lumped together as though we all speak with one voice, the conversations centered on the many voices from which we speak, the variety of backgrounds we come from, our personal identities and why we believe this conversation is important.


Part 1 – African American writers

Sept. 27, 2015, featured African American writers Mary Moore Easter, Pamela Fletcher, Shannon Gibney, Andrea Jenkins, Tish Jones, and Lori Young-Williams.

Part 2 – Caribbean writers

Oct. 4, 2015, featured Valerie Deus, Beaudelaine Pierre, and Junauda Petrus, all writers with Caribbean backgrounds.

Part 3 – African writers

Nov. 15, 2015, featured East and West African writers Nimo Farah, Kari Mugo, Julia Nekessa Opoti, Adaobi Okolue, and Lula Saleh.