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The Future of Black Journalism in Austin

In honor of Black History Month and communities of color, PEN America and KAZI Book Review invite you to join us at the Austin Community College Riverside Campus on Saturday, February 22 for “The Future of Black Journalism in Austin,” the next event in the Diverse Literary Voices of Texas Writer Series.  

The panelists include:

  • Alberta Philips-Bledsoe, Journalist and former Editorial Writer, Austin-American Statesman
  • Kahron Spearman, Reporter, Austin Chronicle
  • Billy Carr, News Director, KAZI 88.7 FM
  • Roxanne Evans, former Chief Editorial Writer, Austin American-Statesman

The event will also feature a panel familial love in young adult fiction, as well as a panel on the representation of justice in art, moderated by PEN America Austin chapter leader Chaitali Sen and co-presented by PEN America. 

RSVP here.

About KAZI Book Review
Broadcast on KAZI 88.7 FM since 2009, KAZI Book Review is a twice-weekly talk show featuring interviews with local, regional, national, and international authors of recently published fiction and nonfiction. It is hosted and produced by Hopeton Hay, who has been on KAZI radio since 1993.

About Diverse Literary Voices of Texas Writer Series
Launched in December of 2016 by founder and producer Hopeton Hay, the series features an eclectic array of local, regional, and national renowned writers discussing their most recent work with the public.