Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery Featured in the NYT

Hijacking Motherhood and Making It Real: A Conversation with Jacinda Townsend

From LITERARY MAMA LP: Also, there’s the ideal that we’re supposed to be mothers. JT: Yes! So, I’ve always felt like when I’m working with other writers in the classroom, or otherwise, that there are so many younger women who haven’t even had kids yet, looking at us, and wondering: is this possible? Can you be […]

Imbolo Mbue Interviewed on LITHUB

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) Interviewed in Maudlin House

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) in Brooklyn Magazine

Also explore Rion’s INSURRECTIONS playlist on Largehearted Boy: Playlist for INSURRECTIONS

Deesha Philyaw (’15) Interviews Cole Lavalais (’13, ’15)

Cole Lavalais’s arresting debut novel, The Summer of the Cicadas, engages with a mother-daughter relationship, mental health, and first love, set on the campus of small black college in the South. The novel’s main character Viola (Vi) Moon is still emotionally fragile after a recent hospitalization at a mental health facility, but she’s also determined […]

Coal Lavalais (’13, ’15) Interviewed on THE TOAST

In Cole Lavalais’ debut novel Summer of the Cicadas, Viola “Vi” Moon hopes to leave her experience at a mental health facility behind when she enrolls in a small black college in the south, but the stability she hoped she’d gain fractures more quickly than she anticipated. Vi thinks the best way to regain her […]

Deeshaw Philyaw (’15) Interviews Darryl Pinkney


by Michal B. Tager from What Weekly Khaliah Williams and I meet on the Avenue in Hampden, where many young, artistic folk have moved in the past ten years, transforming a bastion of the working-class into a new artistic Mecca of Baltimore. She is early for our meeting, highly polite and very well-coiffed; we both […]

Desiree Cooper (’13, ’15) Interviewed on WDET