The symposium “Street Literature: Love it or Loath it” will take place November 15 at the Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We will debate the central question whether the genre gives voice to a sector of society that has been traditionally neglected as proper literature or does it perpetuate stereotypes and glorify the underbelly of urban living? What is the answer to that age old adage “any reading is good reading”.
Vanessa Irvin Morris, author of the definitive guide to street literature “The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature,” will set the table for this symposium with a comprehensive review of street literature and moderate a panel discussion of experts to examine the nuances of this genre from a range of perspectives. The symposium will also feature a panel of prominent street literature authors, including Wahida Clark and K’Wan to discuss their work, answer questions, and meet and greet attendees.