"A Measure of Belonging" - Anthology Reading
October 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Cinelle Barnes, Editor of A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-one Writers of Color on the New American South, joins Aruni Kashyap of Athens, GA, and Gary Jackson, of Charleston, SC, to discuss this new anthology. This fierce collection celebrates the incredible diversity in the contemporary South by featuring essays by twenty-one of the finest young writers of color living and working in the region today, who all address a central question: Who is welcome? Assembled by editor and essayist Cinelle Barnes, essays in A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-one Writers of Color on the New American South acknowledge that from the DMV to the college basketball court to doctors’ offices, there are no shortage of places of tension in the American South. Urgent, necessary, funny, and poignant, these essays from new and established voices confront the complexities of the South’s relationship with race, uncovering the particular difficulties and profound joys of being a Southerner in the 21st century. This is the first in a new reading series called On My Mind, sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book and Read SC - The South Carolina Center of the Book. This virtual reading is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. Programs for the On My Mind reading series will be on the first Thursday of every month on Zoom and will feature writers from both Georgia and South Carolina.