Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Other Countries:
Black Gay Expression Monthly Writing Workshop
Saturday, August 22nd from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (NYC)

Other Countries:
Black Gay Expression Monthly Writing Workshop

The second August 2009 Other Countries Monthly Writing Workshop will be:

Date & Time: Saturday, August 22nd from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LGBT Community Services Center
208 West 13th Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Room 102
New York, NY 10011

If you plan to present work on August 22nd:

* please confirm with Kevin McGruder by Thursday, August 20th at kevmcgr[at]pipeline.com
* bring 8-10 copies of your work for distribution.

For those interested, we will go out to dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant.

Below are guidelines for the workshop.

Other Countries Writing Workshop Discussion/Critique Guidelines

The Other Countries Writing Workshop is a peer-facilitated workshop. In order to ensure a supportive atmosphere and to encourage constructive criticism of work please keep the following in mind:

Before reading their work, writers should introduce it by telling about the FAP (Focus, Audience, and Purpose) for the piece as well as its genre. They should think of specific questions they want answered by the workshop, e.g. “Is this ready for submission to literary journals?” “Does this first chapter pull you into my novel’s story?” “Does this character seem too cardboard or cliché?”

The moderator will facilitate the discussion/critique of the work

Participants should:

- avoid cross talk between other participants while a comment is being made
- address both positives and negatives in the work;
- avoid extraneous “amen-ing” (repeating the comments) of previous speakers;
- avoid personal commentary of the writer and others; provide suggestions for further development of the work, etc.

We welcome contributions to defray room rental costs. Checks or money orders can be made payable to Other Countries and sent to:

Other Countries
345 West 145th Street, Suite 12B2
New York, NY 10031-5323

Origins of the Moon Walk

I still maintain that if I had a time machine and could only choose one place and time period that it would be the Harlem Renaissance era!