We recently spoke with author/artist Sarah A. Macklin about her forthcoming sword & soul novel, The Royal Heretic, which drops in July. We discussed her future plans, her favorite authors and following your dreams. Continue reading “Interview with Author/Artist Sarah A. Macklin”
Author/playwright Roger Collins recently had his stage play “Humanoid Traffic Stop” published in the spring 2020 issue of Astral Waters Review. We spoke with him about relations between the African-American community and the police, Afrofuturism, and his 2020 goals.
Filmmaker Akosua Akoben found a new love in film production, and plans to produce several webseries and multimedia productions. Part of her webseries, The Pride, will screen at our “What Does the Future Look Like?” program on Feb. 23! We recently talked to her about her interest in science fiction and Afrofuturism and her webseries, The Pride. Continue reading “Interview with Filmmaker Akosua Akoben”
🚨🚨 Aiesha will close out the year choppin’ it up with Ben of “Mr. Ben’s K-Pop Power Hour” at 10 p.m. on Dec. 30 on WAIF (88.3 FM)! They’ll be discussing a number of topics, including cosplay, anime, and steampunk. Tune in! 🚨🚨
We recently talked to Brandon Willis of the Black Cincinnati Cinema Collective, whose short film Big Mike is showing at our “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” event on Oct. 28! Continue reading “Interview with Filmmaker Brandon Willis of the Black Cincinnati Cinema Collective”
In honor Black Speculative Fiction Month, we recently interviewed horror writer Tonia Thompson, whose NIGHTLIGHT: The Black Horror Podcast is a thing of terrifying beauty. On it, Thompson reads horror stories from Black writers across the diaspora. Continue reading “Interview with Horror Writer/Podcaster Tonia Thompson”
We’re revisiting our interview from last summer with filmmaker Jumai Yusuf, whose short film Pearl Rain will show at our “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” event on Oct. 28! Continue reading “Interview with Filmmaker Jumai Yusuf”
Black Speculative Fiction Month is right around the corner and we can’t wait to share all of our recommendations with you! Be on the lookout for interviews with filmmaker Melody Cooper, author Charlie J. Askew and Tonia Thompson of the Nightlight podcast as well as reviews of Jamila Rowser’s Wobbledy 3000, Tee Franklin’s Jook Joint as well as info on our Black Speculative Fiction Shorts event on Oct. 28! October will be LIT! (As in “literature”…get it?…OK, I’ll show myself out.)