The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, in Collaboration with Penguin Press and The Network Journal,
A Literary Salon
“Women’s Voices and Caribbean Literature”
An Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event
Saturday, September 19, 2015, at
(Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts)
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Time 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Naomi Jackson was born and raised in Brooklyn by West Indian parents. Jackson is the author of The Star Side of Bird Hill, published by The Penguin Press in June 2015. She studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Jackson traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an MA in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. A graduate of Williams College, her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and the Camargo and Point Foundations.
Rosalind McLymont is the executive editor of The Network Journal; publisher/CEO of AfricaStrictlyBusiness.com; a partner in an international business consultancy; and a fitness instructor. She is the author of Middle Ground, the first rebranding Africa novel; the nonfiction title Africa Strictly Business: The Steady March to Prosperity; and the suspense title The Guyana Contract. A past fellow of the European Community Visitors Program, she served with the United Nations Development Program, Alliance of Russian and American Women, Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Board of Directors and the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. She taught in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Photos by Marcia Wilson, Wide Vision Photography