Celebrate Black Voices with SVWC

Celebrate Black Voices with SVWC


In honor of Black History Month this February, SVWC would like to highlight some of the powerful Black voices that have contributed to our conversations, both past and upcoming.

For the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, we are excited to announce Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove, novelist and Cameroon native Imbolo Mbue, and author Heather McGhee, who focuses on racism in our economic systems. To read their complete bios and learn more about their published work, visit here.

If you would like to browse our archive of videos and podcasts, don’t miss these moving and motivating talks by Black speakers below:

Tayari Jones: An American Marriage: A Story of Love and Injustice (2021)

Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Lies That Bind: Identity in Our Age (2019)

Julie Lythcott-Haims: Real American: Becoming Whole (2019)

Edwidge Danticat: Literary Immigration (2018)

Terrance Hayes: A Poetry Reading (2018)

Imbolo Mbue: The Books That Made Me a Writer (2017)

John Lewis: My Country, My Story (2014)

Roger Wilkins: Bearing Witness (2002)


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