What Writers Get Wrong about Black Folks

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Continuing our 'What Writers Get Wrong..." series

What Writers Get Wrong about Black Folks

with Jameela Dallis, Gale Greenlee, and Don Holmes

Join our as they talk about what annoys, offends, or enrages them in Black fictional characters and bring your own list of grievances.
Also, if you're a writer and you're writing Black characters, maybe you should give this conversation a listen.

Jameela F. Dallis writes for a range of audiences and industries. She has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Elon University and UNC-Greensboro and has published in North Carolina’s Indy Week, Decoded: A Duke Performances Journal, and Our State magazine. She received her PhD in English from UNC-Chapel Hill.


Gale Greenlee is a Greensboro native, a kids book junkie, and the Emerging Voices Fellow at The Ohio State University. She holds a doctorate in African American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her work focuses on representations of Black and Latinx girlhoods in kids/YA lit. She’s currently writing her first children’s book while taking periodic breaks to watch Girlfriends on Netflix.


Don Holmes is a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy at UNC Chapel Hill. Originally from Progress, MS, he teaches Rhetoric and Composition at UNC and works as a writing coach at the UNC Writing Center. Don’s research focuses on the early Black experience during the American colonial and early national moments. His dissertation explores Black rhetoric as an evolving tradition that explicates the United States’ continual moral decay from 1723 to 1808. Don avidly loves all things futuristic-science fiction, especially Star Trek. His nerd alert rings high when peering up at the night sky. Don is also a long-distance runner, averaging about 20 miles a week. Don loves to read contemporary retelling of history in literature and has been a budding short story writer for years.



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Event date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401