Black Market Reads
Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs. Featuring Black artists who love to read and write and engage in arts and culture. PRODUCER: The Givens Foundation for African American Literature; PRODUCTION SERVICES: iDream.tv; MUSIC: Sarah White - Through People [M¥K Remix].
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Season 1 was co-hosted by the Junauda Petrus and Erin Sharkey, founders of Free Black Dirt, and Shannon Gibney. Links to the 15 episodes along with the descriptions are listed on this page. Season 2 primary host is Lissa Jones along with a diverse group of other literary artist co-hosts to continue the dialogue around creativity and cultural production within Black American literature.
1. Episode 18 - Duchess Harris, JD. PHD with Lissa Jones Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA 2/17/2017 View in iTunes
2. Episode 17 - J.California Cooper Remembered with Beverly Cottman In this episode we honor the work of playwright and author J. California Cooper with a selection of recordings from her appearance at the 2011 Givens Literary Luncheon sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Our host for this episode is Beverly...1/11/2017 View in iTunes
3. Episode 16 - Zetta Elliott with Shannon Gibney Author, playwright, and essayist Zetta Elliott talks with Shannon Gibney about her experiences with the publishing industry that eventually led to the creation of her own independent imprint Rosetta Press. She has published over 20 books for...10/26/2016 View in iTunes
4. Episode 15 Book Club with "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty Special guests Irna Landrum and LaCora Bradford join Erin and Junauda in this week's episode as we gather in a Book Club edition of Black Market Reads to discuss The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Listen up, the read the book, and the NY Times review. Then...3/2/2016 View in iTunes
5. Episode 14 - Book club: See No Color by Shannon Gibney On this episode, Erin and Junauda are joined by Namir Fearce and Case Wilson, two youth readers, who got to interview author Shannon Gibney about her debut young adult novel, See No Color. Readers then discuss the novel's themes, which include...1/27/2016 View in iTunes
6. Episode 13 - More Than a Single Storyteller with Nothando Zulu, Beverly Cottman, and Michael Kleber-Diggs 1/22/2016 View in iTunes
7. Episode 12 - Entrepreneurs, 80s icons, and poets Entrepreneurs, 80s icons in cultural context, and poets 1/14/2016 View in iTunes
8. Episode 11 - 2015 Givens Emerging Writers Showcase Emerging writers, micro aggressions, and more 1/7/2016 View in iTunes
9. Episode 10 - Blues Vision Book Club Blues Vision |African American Writing from Minnesota 12/29/2015 View in iTunes
10. Episode 9 - Black Whimsy and Struggle Black Whimsy and Struggle 12/28/2015 View in iTunes
11. Episode 8 - Book club: Loving Day by Mat Johnson Banter about Minnesota the mixed mecca, and book club discussion 12/10/2015 View in iTunes
12. Episode 7 - Loving Day, Interview with Mat Johnson Interview with Mat Johnson and Book Club illuminating Loving Day12/7/2015 View in iTunes
13. Episode 6 - If You're Nasty: A Janet Jackson Inspired Literary Salon With Emcee Danez Smith and special guests Kamia Watson, Khary Jackson, Sha Cage and Tish Jones12/1/2015 View in iTunes
14. Episode 5 - Dreamers: the Architects of the Future The Convening: Resistance & Rebellion - Part 2 11/13/2015 View in iTunes
15. Episode 4 - Book Club: Octavia's Brood Anthology of science fiction stories inspired by Octavia Butler 11/5/2015View in iTunes
16. Episode 3 - Voices Convening: Resistance & Rebellion Resistance & Rebellion 10/22/2015 View in iTunes
17. Episode 2 - Dean Moss, Multi-disciplinary artist discusses johnbrown Dean Moss 10/14/2015 View in iTunes
18. Episode 1 - Roxane Gay: The Baddest Feminist Roxane Gay author of The Bad Feminist 10/14/2015 View in iTunes
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