Writing from the Margins 2018

Bloomfield College's Literary Studies Institute: March 22-23, 2018

Writing from the Margins 2018 Literary Studies Institute is a public program of Bloomfield College's Division of the Humanities. The Institute brings together an array of contemporary writers who engage themes of marginalization and under-representation of diverse voices in literature. Through an exciting line-up of writing workshops, panel discussions, and readings, Writing from the Margins connects writers and readers in a dynamic exploration of the power and potential of literature representing the diversity of human experience. 

Writing from the Margins 2018 is made possible by a generous grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. All events are free and open to the public.

Keynote Address

The keynote address will be given by renowned poet Sonia Sanchez on Thursday, March 22 at 6 pm in Franklin Hall on the campus of Bloomfield College.

A  Q&A session with Ms. Sanchez will be held on Friday, March 23 at 12 pm.

Workshops and Roundtables

In addition to the keynote address, the Institute will comprise literary workshops and discussions led by Institute scholars and writers, public readings, roundtable sessions, and a film screening—all pertaining to our Institute theme of “Writing from the Margins.” Attendees will have the opportunity to select from a variety of workshop offerings, which engage various aspects of the issue of marginality as it pertains to race, culture, class, gender, etc. All of the workshops will emphasize the Institute theme of “Writing from the Margins” and will engage participants in critical reflection, reading, and writing.

*See full schedule below*

Institute Scholars

Sonia Sanchez: keynote speaker

Roberto Carlos Garcia

Jane Wong

Kyla Marshell

Ysabel Gonzalez

Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Paul LaTorre

Benilde Little

Kem Joy Ukwu

Jonterri Gadson

Nicole Franklin

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Writing from the Margins 2018