10.06.2004

The Village Voice has a can't-miss event previewed in this week's issue. It's a conference, entitled "Yari Yari Pamberi: Black Women Writers Dissecting Globalization," that will take place in New York October 12-16 and also webcast its proceedings so that anyone can participate. Noted:
From October 12 through 16, however, female writers from across the African diaspora will come together to celebrate and dissect their own contributions to the discussion of globalization. Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Maryse Condé head an all-star cast of scholars, authors, and artists.

The event, co-sponsored by NYU's Institute of African American Affairs and Africana Studies Program and the Organization of Women Writers of Africa Inc. (OWWA), will discuss globalization from a female perspective, as well as the impact of dislocation, terrorism, and new technology on literature, publishing, and the creative process. The conference is open to the public, and will be available to participants nationally and internationally via webcast, proving that we truly do have the world at our fingertips.
Read the preview here, and visit the Organization of Women Writers of Africa online.

-Lauren
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