Ayesha Rascoe talks to Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her new novel “Take My Hand,” which fictionalizes a 1973 involuntary sterilization case, and about why she’s drawn to history as a novelist.
Today, Black Books Live will present three of Hughes works of short fiction that were featured in “The Short Stories of Langston Hughes”, edited by Dr. Akiba Sullivan Harper, published in 1996. The stories are presented in the following order: “Rock, Church”, “Trouble With Angels”, and “Spanish Blood,” a short story by Langston Hughes first […]
Form should follow function. Throughout To Those Bounded, I employ a variety of tenses, structures, and points of view in service of the narrative intention. Tense is hugely important in conveying tone and emotion. For the opening, I wanted to pull the reader in with a sense of movement and urgency. The present tense does this well. […]
Planning is well underway for the 2022 Kimbilio Retreat, and we are thrilled to announce that Application Season is here! Time to select the next class of Kimbilio Fellows. Kimbilio invites applications from talented and ambitious writers who have a solid grounding in fiction craft and who are interested in joining our community of accomplished […]