“Why Do You Write/Read and How Do You Succeed?” Join panelists Cheril N. Clarke, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, John Keene, Tawanna Sullivan, and Rev. Kevin E. Taylor as they discuss what motivates them to produce work, and how the books they read and the lives they live inform their writing in terms of subject matter, style, form, target audience and other literary choices. These authors will also tackle the complex question of what “success” means to them as individuals, artists and educators in today’s literary and media marketplace and how they are striving to achieve that success. Moderated by Darnell Moore, and hosted by Fire & Ink!
Essex County College, Main Bldg. (entrance on MLK Blvd.), 4th level Multipurpose Room, 303 University Ave., downtown Newark, NJ 07102.
7 p.m. June 7, 2011; free!