Friday, June 3, 2016

AALCI 2016

Our activities for the 7th cohort of the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute began on Sunday, June 3, with our opening reception. We'll conclude with a closing reception at the end of the month. The following entries chart our progress, activities, and thinking.

Visiting the Strand Book Store 
Visiting the African Burial Ground 
Touring Harlem & the Schomburg with Doris G. Lango-Leak
2016 Poster Session 
Meeting with Dean Agbenyiga
Harriet Kelley: A treasured art collector 
Response to Tyehimba Jess 
Responses to Kevin Young
Response to Robert H. Frank's "Why Luck Matters..."
Response to Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl"
Response to Reginald Harris's "The Lost Boys: A Requiem"
Responses to Common's Freestyle 
A courtside seat with Joycelyn Moody  
Photos of Fellows visiting John Peace Library at UTSA
Agnes Czeblakow, Special Collections, and foreshadowing 
Fellows Visit John Peace Library 
Who should write more? Part 2
Who should write more? Part 1
Response to Nikki Giovanni's "Ego Tripping"
Responses to Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, Amiri Baraka 
Response to Lucille Clifton's "slaveship"
Responses to Margaret Walker, Maya Angelou & Lucille Clifton
Responses to Amiri Baraka's "Dope"
Responses to Malcolm X’s “Message to the Grassroots”
2016 Readings
Joycelyn Moody and the 2016 AALCI Fellows
Institute course packets

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