ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2021
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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
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Sunday, May 16 • 3:40pm - 4:10pm

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Noni Ervin interviews author Helen J. Collier.

1. What does it mean to be a Black writer in America?
2. How has my life been affected by the standard that is inflicted on me as a Black writer?
3. What are the problems that I have had to confront as being a Black writer and being a part of the writing community as a whole?
4. What are the expectations for me as a Black writer that’s not there for a white writer?
5. How have traditional publishing entities treated Black writers?
6. How are Black writers able to get our writing out?
7. The privilege that white writers and publishing companies live in
8. What does the reader/audience miss out on by not having access to Black writers?
9. The Black author’s writing is unique:
10. The experience
11. The impact on the reader
12. The experience of the Black writer 13.
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helen collier

Helen Collier, a prolific science fiction writer, has excelled in many genres enjoyed by her readers. She has eight titles listed in her collections of novels and short fiction. These include a trilogy, 'Ms. Anna and The Tears from The Healing Tree', 'The Two Worlds of Ms. Anna... Read More →

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Noni Ervin

Noni Ervin found early success in writing and published Verbatim: Living, Loving, Surviving. She is also the creator of the Kinara Park Kids® and author of the 8-book mini-series which incorporates the seven principles of Kwanzaa with positive images of young Black / African-American... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
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