Quare Square Collective and Gallery 400 present Blue Talk and Love. A reading of literary fiction by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan.
April 11th, 2015 3-5pm, Gallery 400
7 Minutes: A Literary Arts Spotlight. A reading of literary fiction by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and others.
March 28th, 2015, Springfield City Library
New York Times Heritage Network/ Kweli Journal Reading Series, January 30th, 2015. With Tiphanie Yanique and LaShonda Barnett. Selections fromBlue Talk and Love.
Black Life Matters Conference, University of Arizona, January 15th, 2015. Selections from Blue Talk and Love.
All About Skin: Short Fiction by Winning Women of Color Book Launch, NYC, October 25th, 2014. Selections from Blue Talk and Love
TireFire Reading Series, Philadelphia, PA October 9th, 2014. Selections fromBlue Talk and Love
Word Rock & Sword: A Festival Celebration ofWomen’s Lives, NYC, September 18th, 2014 “Saturday
Massachusetts College for the Liberal Arts, April 11th, 2014. “A Strange People” Reading and discussion with faculty.
New York University - Featured Fiction Reading and Invited Lecture: “The Radical Politics of Genre: Baldwin, Queerness, and Black Feminist Poetics”- Department of English, April 8th, 2014
Temple University – Featured Fiction Reading – Temple University Poets and Writers Series, April 3rd, 2014
The New School for Public Engagement- Featured Fiction Reading- Women Writers of the African Diaspora Reading Series, Nov. 7th, 2013
VIDA Women in the Literary Arts – Featured Reading and Panel Discussion: Banned Books. New York City, Sept. 21st, 2013.
Pillow Café – Featured Fiction Reading w Marci Blackman- NY, May 9th 2013: “Snow Fight”
City University of New York- Staten Island, National Poetry Month Reading, April 21st 2013, “Snow Fight”
Durban, South Africa: Black Bodies/Queer Bodies in the African Diaspora Symposium, "'We are here NOW!’: Art and Activism in Black Queer Women’s Disporas,” November, 2015
National Women's Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI: "Black Girl Brilliance, Black Girl Magic: Criticism and Creativity in Black Feminist Literary Theorizing," November, 2015
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto ON: "The Uses of Quiet: Imaging Erotic Subversion in Black Queer Women’s Bodily Performance," October, 2015
"Serrating Prose: Narrative Responses to Gendered Violence," University of Indiana, Bloomington, February 2015
“Biomythic Lines: Queering Body and Genealogy in Dionne Band and M. NourbeSe Philip.” Rutgers University, April 29th, 2014
“Intersectional Reading: Black Queer Women’s Fiction” Lecture and discussion, Massachusetts College for the Liberal Arts. April 11th, 2014.
“Reading ‘She true true self’: Humanities Approaches to African Diaspora Feminisms” in Facets of Feminism Panel, Massachusetts College for the Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA April 10th, 2014.
“’Beautiful Islands Apart from the Main: Writing, Literay, and Creative Arts Pedagogy” Temple Partnership Schools, TreeHouse Books, Philadelphia, PA, March 27th, 2014
“Audre Lorde and The Place of Black Feminism” Introductory address, Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora Symposium, UMass Amherst, Feb 28th, 2014.
“The Poetics of Difference in Ntozake Shange and Ama Ata Aidoo.” Rutgers University African-American andAfrican Diaspora Interest Group Meeting, October 16, 2013
“Cheryl Clarke and the Poetics of Black Queer Trouble.” Cheryl Clarke: A Future Retrospective. Rutgers University, Oct 4th, 2013
“[W]alkin on the edges of the galaxy: Shange’s Queer Choreopoetic Legacies in the African Diaspora” Invited
Lecture Invited Lecture (with Harryette Mullen, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Jennifer DeVere Brody), Barnard College The Worlds of Ntozake Shange Conference Feb 15 2013