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The Conversation Literary Festival & Fellows

The Conversation, founded by Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, has launched! Desiree is a 2016 fellow along with some incredibly talented writers and thinkers!

"The South had space. We at The Conversation, are seeking to build a sustainable organization that refocuses the literary landscape, moving from accolade into agency, from inaccessibility to service. We want to complicate how Black American citizens perceive the South, interrogate our myths and fears of the South, embedded in our psyche since the Reconstruction era. To that endThe Conversation will be a week-long tour of 3 states:  Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. 17 writers from varying places in the spectrum of Blackness and various birth cities, come down to Oxford, Mississippi and continue with us as we move Southeast to Tuscaloosa, ending in New Orleans. This year the conversation will occur October 16th - 22nd. We cordially invite you attend any of the events happening along the tour in October, and especially ask you to join us in New Orleans for the larger conversation." - The Conversation Founders

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