Sat, Nov 11|
Texas Capitol - Capitol Extension Room E
Texas Book Festival Panel - Torch Literary Arts Presents: A Conversation with Vievee Francis & Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Time & Location
Nov 11, 12:00 PM
Texas Capitol - Capitol Extension Room E, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, USA
About the event
Vievee Francis is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and a critically acclaimed, award-winning poet. Her latest release The Shared World explores the ideas, ideals, and spaces of Black women in a collection of intimate poetic narratives.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet, visual artist, and novelist. Her debut novel and latest release Promise follows two Black sisters as they navigate adolescence marked by prejudice and violence during the Civil Rights Movement. Join these two powerhouses for a discussion about their latest works and Black women in literature.
Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. Torch has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.