Walks in Wakanda: The Black Panther in Comics and Culture with Evan Narcisse (U.S.)Monday, May 7, 2018 @ 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for a reading and Q&A with cultural critic and writer Evan Narcisse.
This program, co-presented with Toonseum, will include a fireside chat style talk with Yona Harvey about the history of the Black Panther in Marvel Comics, and the reasons behind the success of the blockbuster film. Evan will also discuss what it’s like working in comics after being a cultural critic for so long.
Evan Narcisse is a journalist and critic who writes about video games, comic books, movies and TV, often focusing on the intersection of blackness and pop culture. He is a senior staff writer at io9, having previously written for The Atlantic, Time Magazine, and Kotaku. He’s taught a course on video game journalism at New York University and appeared as an expert guest on CNN and NPR. He’s currently writing the Rise of the Black Panther miniseries for Marvel Comics. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Austin, Texas.
Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University and finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award. Her work has been anthologized in many publications including A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry and The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde. She has received an Individual Artist grant in nonfiction from The Pittsburgh Foundation and participated in workshops and residencies at the inaugural Cave Canem retreat and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She has also served as the Cave Canem Writer in Residence at Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House. She teaches in the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program.