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Celebrating African American Literature (CAAL) 2013

When Oct 25, 2013 08:30 AM to
Oct 26, 2013 07:00 PM
Where The Nittany Lion Inn
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-863-9584

Join us for the next in our series of conferences, Celebrating African American Literature, which will focus on African American and Afro-Caribbean poetry.  Confirmed featured speakers include Nikky Finney, Kwame Dawes, Toi Derricotte, Keith Leonard, Evie Shockley, Ishion Hutchinson and Howard Rambsy III.

The program committee invites proposals related to the conference theme. Click here to submit a proposal (due March 1, 2013).

The conference will take place October 25 - 26, 2013 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State's University Park campus. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25 and end at 10:00 p.m., and then continues on Saturday, October 26 at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 7:00 p.m.


The conference is sponsored by the College of the Liberal Arts, the Africana Research Center, the Department of English, the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee, George and Barbara Kelly Professor Aldon Nielsen, and the African American Literature and Culture Society.