Forum with black writers at Western Feb. 19

From 7 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, the eight-member “Black Men Writing Project” will hold a forum at Western Connecticut State University.

The public is invited to join in the conversation that will include reaching out to those who want their voices to be heard.
“Black Men Writing to Live: Writing, Living, and Loving Our Stories” will be held in the Warner Hall Lyceum on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

It is free and open to the public.

WCSU Associate Professor of English Dr. Don Gagnon, who is organizing the event, said that the event’s format will include a presentation followed by an open dialogue with the audience.

The list of recognized members includes Mychal Denzel Smith, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute writer, mental health advocate and cultural critic; Darnell Moore, writer and managing editor, The Feminist Wire; Kiese Laymon, writer and professor at Vassar College; Kai M. Green, writer, filmmaker and Ph.D Candidate at USC; Marlon Peterson, writer and director of community relations, The Fortune Society; Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of Black Popular Culture, Duke University; Hashim Pipin, writer and cultural critic; and Wade Davis II, former NFL player, executive director of You Can Play Project.

Eileen FitzGerald