Contact Us

Brenda M. Greene, Ph.D

Founder and Executive Director, Center for Black Literature

Professor of English, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

CBL Office: (718) 804-8873 | English Office: (718) 270-4941 |


Clarence V. Reynolds

Director, Center for Black Literature

Editor-In-Chief, Killens Review of Arts & Letters

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Direct: (718) 804-8881 |


Maēshay k. Lewis

Logistics Coordinator


April R. Silver, Consultant

Communications and Marketing Director

Direct: (718) 756-8501 |


Kel Spencer

Program Director

Re-Envisioning Our Lives through Literature (R.O.L.L.) Youth Literacy Program


Ayana Koné | Bookkeeper/Accounting and Grants Assistant

Direct: (718) 804-8884 |


Lea Byrd | PR and Digital Marketing Associate

Direct: (718) 804-8886 |


Sharrell Williams | Program and Communications Associate

Direct: (718) 804-8886 |


Kira Ollivierra | Grants Assistant

General: (718) 804-8883 |


Center for Black Literature

School of Professional and Community Development

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

1534 Bedford Avenue, 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11216

  • Visitation by appointment only. Courier and hand deliveries are accepted at this location.
  • By subway: 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to the Franklin Avenue or take the Shuttle (S) train to Botanic Garden

Official Mailing Address:

Center for Black Literature

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

1650 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225