African Voices Cultural Circle Conference – Finding the Creative Space to Write & Make Art

African Voices annual Cultural Circle Conference will offer a special forum for busy parents and professionals to learn from successful authors and artists on how they carved the creative space to write and work as artists. The conference will include a writing workshop, panels and a booksigning for author Jacqueline Johnson.

The forum will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 12:30 pm-5:30 pm at African Voices, 270 W. 96th Street (between Broadway & West End Avenue). To register visit

Registration: $20 ($5 off for advance online registration). Register online and get a chance to win a FREE copy of Julia Cameron’s classic book The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. For information call: 212 865-2982.

Guest Circle leaders include:

Jwajiku Korantema, the author of the children’s book You Are Special, Beautiful Child; Aleathia Brown, celebrated Bronx artist; filmmaker Camille Holder-Brown, the director of A Period Piece and Kiki Somerville, the author of Under the Covers with Kiki Rockstar, a collection of erotic short stories and photos.

Gifted poet/writer Ekere Tallie, the author of the chapbook Mother Nature: Thoughts on Nourish Your Body, Mind, and Spirit During Pregnancy and Beyond, will moderate the panel on “Finding the Creative Space to Write & Make Art.” Featured author Jacqueline Johnson, the author of A Gathering of Mother Tongues, will read from her new chapbook The African Angel Goddess Poems. Sandrine Dupiton, an inspirational speaker/poet/journalist, will lead the poetry workshop.

Founded in 2000, the Cultural Circle Conference provides writers and artists with a chance to learn about opportunities and careers in the publishing industry.

Please register in advance, seating is limited! Thanks!


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