Olaronke Akinmowo with Free Black Women's Library

  • NURTUREart 56 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States

Olaronke Akinmowo will activate Free Black Women’s Library, a radical mobile library and interactive biblio installation that focuses exclusively on the literary output of Black Women, highlighting authorship that is often ignored. The pop-up library hosts readings by authors, and the public is invited to bring books written by Black Women to trade or donate.

There will be a special conversation and reading with Angela Flournoy, who is the author of The Turner House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times notable book of the year. Angela will read excerpts from the novel and take part in a conversation around her writing and the power, magic and importance of archiving our stories. Library opens at noon and the conversations will began at 2p.

This workshop is part of a series of public programs organized for The Archive of Affect, an exhibition of Fellows projects at NURTUREart.