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AfroFutures Panel with Gulf South Writer in the Woods Desiree Evans
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and A Studio in the Woods are pleased to present AfroFutures; an award-winning panel conceived by Gulf South Writer in the Woods Desiree S. Evans and composed of African-descended writers living in the Gulf South who are producing exciting work in the AfroFuturist literary genre and other Black speculative arts.
How do we imagine Black Futures? Does AfroFuture represent a time and space where we have transcended, lived with, adapted to, cautioned against this anthropogenic age? The AfroFutures panel, curated by Gulf South Writer in the Woods Desiree Evans, will address the concept of AfroFuturism in literary, socio-political, biological, and environmental contexts and how they all relate to the gulf south region and gulf south African-descended writers. Panelists include Dr. Ladee Hubbard, Maurice Ruffin, Alex Jennings, and Desiree S. Evans, along with moderation from Tulane professor Dr. Z’etoile Imma.
AfroFutures will explore AfroFuturism as more than an artistic movement; but a way of life that sparks the imagination and fires our creative synapses to dream of a more ethical and humane tomorrow.
This event is part of the Gulf South Writer in the Woods (GSWW) series. Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, supports the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region.
For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at [email protected]