We Are Meant to Rise Event (Private)

| Private Event | A panel discussion about anthology We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World for the British American Partnership.   PANELISTS Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her memoir, Tell Me Your Names and I Will won...

We Are Meant to Rise Event

Carolyn is visiting Dayton’s Bluff Book Club to speak about We Are Meant to Rise. This event is open to those living in the Dayton's Bluff area.   ABOUT Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her memoir, Tell Me Your Names and I Will won...

African Americans Rooted and Rising: Nothando & Vusumusi Zulu and Joshua Gillespie

Embracing Our Roots: African American Rooted and Rising A Conversation with Nothando and Vusumusi Zulu and their grandson, Joshua Gillespie (Brotha Ase’). | Virtual: Zoom | On Saturday, October 15, 2022, up and coming drummer and storyteller, Joshua Gillespie (Brotha Ase’) will join his grandparents, the master storytellers, Nothando and Vusumusi Zulu, in a conversation...

We Are Meant to Rise Event (Private)

| Private Event | In this private class, writers will talk about We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice From Minneapolis to the World at Concordia College Fargo-Moorhead.   Panelists: Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her memoir, Tell Me Your Names and I...

We Are Meant to Rise Event (Private)

| Private Event | In this private class, writers will talk about We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice From Minneapolis to the World at the Minnesota Transform Project.   ABOUT Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her memoir, Tell Me Your Names and...

Afrofuturism: The Search for Black Genius

Webber Park Library 4440 N Humboldt Ave, Minneapolis, MN

  | In-person writing workshop | As mainstream media’s interest in sci-fi, fantasy, and post-apocalyptic narratives and stories grows, so does the scrutiny of the lack of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals. The question I always ask when I encounter these pieces of media is: What happened to us? In this interactive workshop, we will examine...

Parable of the Sower’s Lessons & Inspiration: Writing Dystopian Stories of BIPOC Characters in the Era of Climate Change

  | In-person writing workshop | Octavia E. Butler's classic novel “Parable of the Sower” is revolutionary for centering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) characters during an apocalypse. We journey with Lauren and her evolving Earthseed community through the challenges of surviving the destruction of their homes and livelihoods. Explore how Butler’s writing...

Embracing Our Roots: Robin Hickman & Shvonne Johnson

Zoom

|  VIRTUAL EVENT  |   Elder Robin Hickman Winfield and Shvonne Johnson will discuss Robin’s many years creating and directing programs in the Twin Cities and nationally that uplift, inspire and empower our young people, including Soulful Dolls, an exclusive collection of dolls she styles and designs that represent significant elders in our community. They...

Our Stories, Ourselves: Food in Cultural Celebrations

|  VIRTUAL EVENT  |   Despite the challenges of the last few years, our communities have always found reasons to celebrate. Join notable chefs and food writers Sean Sherman, Yia Vang, Mecca Bos and Natalia Mendez in a conversation about their communities and the historical and contemporary ways food serves as a backdrop for cultural...

One Book | One Minnesota: We Are Meant to Rise

|  Virtual Event  |   One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect and discuss. For Fall 2022, the book featured is our anthology We Are Meant to Rise! Through their local libraries, Minnesotans will...