Selected Media Highlights:

Commissioned by the Arts Education Partnership and the Education Commission of the States, a film by Gideon Young.

“Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.” – GY

Join the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective for an online literary event highlighted by readings from the group’s twenty-fifth anniversary anthology, All the Songs We Sing (Blair, 2020). Hosted by the OCNC Department of Aging.


Five haiku poets of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective gathered in the Nasher Museum Sculpture Garden and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the global protest movement against police brutality toward Black and brown lives.


Join us to celebrate African American haiku with special guest poet, Crystal Simone Smith.  Featuring readings by Crystal, Lamont B. Steptoe, L. Teresa Church, Gideon Young, Lenard Moore, and Valeria Bullock.


The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance’s Reader, Meet Writer event hosting members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and contributors to ALL THE SONGS WE SING. July 16, 2020.

With the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective at the African American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC on January 31st, 2015.

video by Dansby Productions

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