Join us at the Ralph Ellison Foundation’s “In The Light Bulb Room” Community Forum at the Paramount OKC building on Film Row.
The Ralph Ellison Foundation's "In the Light Bulb Room" series of community forums will feature "Senate Bill 1 and the Real Black Oklahoma." Award-winning poet and educator Quraysh Ali Lansana will lead a panel exploring Oklahoma's first Jim Crow law, passed in 1907. A moderated group discussion session will follow the panel presentation.
Quraysh Ali Lansana on the typewriter
Skip Hill on the canvas
Candace Liger on the typewriter and spitting bars
Chad Reynolds on the typewriter
Timothy Bradford on the typewriter
Description: participants will produce poems and art on the spot for patrons who provide the topic
Sonic HQ is located in Lower Bricktown on Johnny Bench Dr. (E Reno Ave.) just east of N. Mickey Mantle Drive, south of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Join Tracey Zeeck and Penny Candy Books as we launch The Not in Here Story at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City during National Adoption Month. Tracey will read and sign copies of the book, and we'll all celebrate this beautiful adoption story.
Penny Candy Books, in collaboration with Ralph Ellison Foundation's Reading Clinic, presents a reading an discussion with Quraysh Ali Lansana, whose new children's book A Gift from Greensboro has been praised widely for its compelling story, vivid illustration, and moving message that friendship knows no boundaries.
Please join us on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. as A Gift from Greensboro author, Quraysh Ali Lansana, joins us from Chicago for a public reading of his children’s book. There will be a book signing after the reading, as well as a discussion between the author, illustrator Skip Hill, and publisher Chad Reynolds of Penny Candy Books. Skip’s original illustrations are on display in the [Press] Gallery now until the 22nd of October. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase. The book reading and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Join author Quraysh Ali Lansana and publishers Alexis Orgera & Chad Reynolds somewhere along the way! Here's what we have so far:
Wednesday, Oct 12
10:30 a.m. – Reading at Black Male Emergent Readers Book Club at the Hull Street Library in Richmond, VA. http://rvalibrary.org/event/black-male-emergent-readers-book-club/
Afternoon – Visits schools in Richmond TBD
Thursday, Oct 13
Time TBD – Visit schools in rural VA
Friday, Oct 14
3:00 p.m. – Civil Rights in Children’s Literature panel at Virginia Children's Book Festival in Farmville, VA. http://vachildrensbookfestival.com/
Saturday, Oct 15
11:00 a.m. – Children’s Story Hour at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC. https://www.sitinmovement.org/
Evening – Reading at So & So Series in Raleigh, N