I had the most exhilarating experience of the attending the book launch and selected readings from the book 2020: The Year That Changed America curated and edited by Kevin Powell. The book came out as culminated efforts of the writers of the Kevin Powell Writing Workshop. Acclaimed writer Kevin Powell and the historic Nuyorican Poets Cafe partnered on seven free Zoom writing workshops to allow people to express themselves in a safe and non-judgmental space, and to build community given the harsh realities of COVID. Writers of all ages and identities showed up and gave birth to this monumental book.
About the Book :
Seven workshops turned into ten workshops plus a permanent Facebook group of a few hundred writers. And now this book: 2020: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA. Award-winning and game-changing writers like Nikki Giovanni, Gloria Steinem, Etan Thomas, Melba Boyd,Nancy Mercado, Dave Zirin, Jackson Katz, jessica Care moore, asha bandele, Tim Wise, Bob Holman, and V (formerly Eve Ensler) join both previously published and newly published writers of blogs, essays, poetry, journal entries, and fiction. Soulful, informational, eye- catching, and gut-wrenching, this anthology is a testimony of resilience and loss, of hurt and hope, of stories remembered and stories forgotten, of politics and the political, and what is possible when so much seems impossible.
You can buy the book here on Amazon