Mychal Denzel Smith at the Brooklyn Book Festival
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Join Nation Books author Mychal Denzel Smith at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 17. Smith, author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, will participate in two panels, Voice is Everything and Intersectionality and Activism.

September 17 at 1:00pm: Intersectionality and Activism

The term "intersectionality" was coined by black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw decades ago but has gained wider attention in recent years — and has informed (and challenged) many of the defining activist movements of our times, from trans rights to the Women’s March on Washington to Black Lives Matter. How does this concept of intersectionality help us understand this remarkable (for better and worse) historic moment we’re living in? Jennifer Baumgardner (We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality) leads a panel including Brittney Cooper (The Crunk Feminist Collection), Daisy Hernández (A Cup of Water Under My Bed), and Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education). 

September 17 at 5:00p: Voice is Everything: A Barnes and Nobel Discover Great New Writers Panel

Smith will be joined in conversation by memoirist Tara Clancy (The Clancys of Queens), and novelist Danya Kukafka (Girl In Snow) on a panel moderated by Miwa Messer, Director, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers. The panelists will share their perspectives on voice — literary and personal — gained as readers and writers.


Start: September 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM0
End: September 17, 20171
Where: Borough Hall Plaza
Main Stage
Brooklyn, NY 11231