For All Points-Of-The-View.
Friday July 19th at 10:00 PM EST. until we drop.
Special Guest will be Marvin X
Marvin X is a poet/playwright/essayist in the true spirit of the Black Arts Movement or BAM. His most well-known BAM play, entitled Flowers for the Trashman, deals with generational difficulties and the crisis of the Black intellectual as he deals with education in a white-controlled culture. Marvin X's other works include, The Black Bird, The Trial, Resurrection of the Dead and In the Name of Love.
He had the longest running African American drama in the San Francisco Bay area and Northern California, ONE DAY IN THE LIFE, a tragi-comedy of addiction and recovery. The play has a scene of his last encounter with Black Panther Huey Newton in a West Oakland crack house. He is the founder and director of RECOVERY THEATRE.
Marvin X has continued to work as a lecturer, teacher and producer. He has taught at Fresno State University; San Francisco State University; University of California - Berkeley and San Diego; University of Nevada, Reno; Mills College, Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland. He has received writing fellowships from Columbia University and the National Endowment for the Arts and planning grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He teaches at his Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland. His classroom was the scene of protests over the murder of Oscar Grant and Occupy Oakland. His Community Archives Project is preparing the Drs Nathan and Julia Hare archives for acquisition. Black Bird Press News and Review is his main blog: www.blackbirdnews.blogspot.com
The Wisdom of Plato Negro, parables/fables, Marvin X, Black Bird Press, 2012.
Recent and/or forthcoming anthologies with entries by Marvin X:
Stand Our Ground, edited by Euware X. Osayande
Black California, edited by Aprajita Nanda
Django, edited by Ishmael Reed and Cecil Brown
S.O.S. Calling All Black People, edited by Sonia Sanchez, John Bracey and James Smethurst
Poetry Issue Journal of Pan African Literature, guest editor, Marvin X
Marvin X is available for lectures/readings/performance. Contact him firstname.lastname@example.org