The Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program engages Black writers from diverse genres in a six-month program that promotes the “writing life,” hones literary craft, and supports the production of new works by the participating writers. This initiative is on hiatus until we can secure additional funding for this vibrant and much-needed program. Please consider becoming a […]

Black Market Reads

Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs.  PRODUCER: The Givens Foundation for African American Literature HOST: Lissa Jones, creator of Urban Agenda on KMOJ FM (89.9) PRODUCTION SERVICES: iDream.tv is The Foundation’s media partner, providing technical support that produces the program. Enjoy all the Black Market Reads […]

Culture Matters K-12 Residencies Program

2022-2023 Highlights Our literary arts education residency program brings writers into the classroom. This innovative, culturally responsive program has supported the academic engagement of nearly 15,000 Twin Cities’ students, by using African American literature as a springboard for teaching reading and writing. Our groundbreaking literary arts education residencies bring Black artists and writers into Twin […]