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  • In Conversation with Bryan Washington, September 10, 2020

    Bryan Washington is a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree, and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His first book, the story collection Lot, was a finalist for the NBCC's John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Aspen Words L...

  • Just Us : Fall 2020

    A collection of 6 student films from the Fall 2020 "Just Us" short film series presented by Authoring Action.

    1. "ERIC" by Eric Wiley
    2. "TYTI" by Tytianna Coleman
    3. "JOEL" by Joel Hayes
    4. "AVILENE" by Avilene Arellano
    5. "LYNN" by Shylynne Robinson
    6. "ALYSSA" by Alyssa Reece

  • Steady Hyperactive

    The Ramkat presents the Home Sweet Home virtual concert series featuring Steady Hyperactive - a Hip-Hop and R&B collective that showcases several young emerging artists.

  • Amythyst Kiah

    With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah is redefining the limits of roots music. Growing up a Black and LGBTQ+ woman in the Bible Belt, she experienced social anxiety, grief, alienation – and ultimately, the har...

  • Sonny Miles

    The Ramkat presents Home Sweet Home featuring Sonny Miles

  • In Conversation : Dr. Yusef Salaam

    Bookmarks presents : In Conversation with Dr. Yusef Salaam
    About Dr. Yusef Salaam:
    Yusef Salaam is the inspirational speaker and prison reform activist, who, at age fourteen was one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted and sentenced to prison in the Central Park jogger case. In 1997, he lef...

  • The Hamiltones

    The three men who comprise soul star Anthony Hamilton’s background singers, The Hamiltones, have through an infectious series of viral video performances become known entities in their own right. Not since Perri have background soul singers become as instantly recognizable to the general public a...

  • Big Ron Hunter

    The Ramkat presents Home Sweet Home featuring Big Ron Hunter performing live. Originally aired on May 11th, 2020

  • The Chevalier: A Voice To Be Heard

    The Chevalier chronicles a period during the life of 18th-century Black violinist, composer, swordsman, and activist, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Bologne, the archetypical Renaissance man, a gentleman of the nobility revered during his time for his prowess as a musician and as a ...

  • Bookmarks Presents Tracy Deonn in conversation with Kaylee Neuschafer

    Bookmarks is thrilled to present an evening with young adult author and North Carolina native, Tracy Deonn, as she discusses her debut sci-fi/fantasy novel, Legendborn.

    About Legendborn:
    After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family mem...

  • Tapestry

    Authoring Action presents - Tapestry from the 2016 Summer Intensives Performance at SECCA.

  • Bookmarks presents : Leesa Cross Smith in conversation with Naima Coster

    Bookmarks presents : Leesa Cross Smith in conversation with Naima Coster

    About Leesa Cross-Smith:
    Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of So We Can Glow (Grand Central Publishing, 2020), Whiskey & Ribbons (Hub City Press, 2018), Every Kiss A War (Mojave Ri...

  • Just Us : Spring 2021

    Just Us : Spring 2021"Bridging The Gap"
    A collection of 7 short films written and co-directed by the students of Authoring Action.

    1. Fresh Air - Karmyn Brown
    2. Toil - Zacarius King
    3. Healer - Malaya Ruth
    4. Dive In - Lamonta' King
    5. Shimmer - Kyaha King
    6. K-Pop Moves - Brihanna Brown
    7. Se...