January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In Dread Poetry and Freedom — the first book dedicated to the work of 'political poet par excellence' Linton Kwesi Johnson - David Austin explores the themes of poetry, political consciousness and social transformation through the prism of Johnson's work.
January 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness
In 1968, as protests shook France and war raged in Vietnam, the giants of Black radical politics descended on Montreal to discuss the unique challenges and struggles facing their Black brothers and sisters. For the first time since 1968, David Austin brings alive the speeches and debates of the most important international gathering of Black radicals of the era.