Drawing attendance from four continents, #ObsidianVoices provides a space to gather online in celebration of Black literature and arts.
Join PRESS 254 at the Publications Unit for a virtual chapbook launch and reading event at 7 p.m. CST April 27 to celebrate the work of current students and alumni authors and the work of English and publishing studies majors for producing the books.
Ameliah Tawlks ’15 is an alumna of the Department of English’s publishing studies program who completed multiple professional experiences, including the production assistant internship for the Publications Unit. Tawlks has now built a career in project management bridging her interests in business and technical communication.
Jamie Koch ’14 is an Illinois State University alumna from the Department of English’s publishing studies program who completed a production internship at the Publications Unit and currently works as project manager for online assessment content in McGraw Hill’s Connect platform at McGraw Hill Education in Chicago.
Alumna of the Department of English and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, poet, scholar, teacher, community activist, and feminist Jenna Goldsmith is publishing her third book of poetry in February 2021.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora is the recipient of a $50,000 NEA CARES grant.
@Salon will host the series @Salon Pride: Queer Sound 2020 curated by trans poet and sound artist Samuel Ace. Each event will feature showcase contributors in conversation and performance.
Lisa Savage ’01, M.S. ’03, is an Illinois State University alumna from the former publishing and the nonprofit literary arts program (currently publishing studies) in the Department of English. She spent her time at Illinois State as a production intern at the Publications Unit and a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society.
UPDATE: The @Salon event scheduled for March 21 has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. An update will be provided if this event is rescheduled.
Obsidian Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora is proud to announce the re-release of Obsidian Speculating Futures: Black Imagination and the Arts now available at Small Press Distribution.