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Poets Live – January Edition

January 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@Berkeley Books of Paris

From Athol Williams:

“I enjoy experimenting, trying things, trying ideas. This is how I learn. I love creating. And so my writing is experimental creations of poetry and social philosophy. My poetry leads my pursuit of understanding just as imagination leads my efforts in social development. My scholarly and creative work explores structural processes and social institutions that may put humanity on a path to greater harmony and I delve deeply into the prospects of a new (or renewed) human consciousness that might make us all evolve to live larger, fuller lives. I focus on the actions that may lead us to greater socioeconomic justice in South Africa and elsewhere – this work includes business ethics and corporate governance.

I am currently a graduate student in political philosophy at Oxford University. My graduate work explores the plurality of agents of justice and the background conditions under which economic institutions have a responsibility to act as more-than-secondary agents. My professional background is in business, mostly in corporate strategy and finance. My academic background is varied – political theory (LSE), public administration (Harvard), corporate finance (LBS), business (MIT Sloan) and engineering (Wits). I draw heavily on this background in my academic work. I am a member of the Scholars and Practitioners Network for the CSR Initiative at Harvard.

I have published 3 collections of poems and 2 children’s books (see BOOKS) I have a passion for reading and education personally, and I recognise the vital role education plays in the pursuit of freedom and human development, hence my involvement in social change through education. I co-founded Read to Rise, an NGO that promotes youth literacy.

I grew up in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, and I’ve lived in Johannesburg, Boston and London. I currently split my time between Oxford and Cape Town.
More information in PUSHING BOULDERS, my autobiography and on Wikipedia
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On Khalil Anthony:

Khalil Anthony is a poly-math. A multi-disciplinary artist working within varying mediums and media. His work investigates the relationships between the spirit and space, the black body, sexuality, and society, and the urban experience. Weaving together these artistic intentions through writing, dance and movement, acting, painting, arts-admin, education, and song; his work speaks to a diverse audience and varying communities.

Originally from Chicago, IL., he considers himself a writer primarily, and sees his writings as a vehicle to exercise his performance abilities and diverse organizational skills. Anthony recently published his first novel, Frederic Leon, simultaneously creating a publishing company, Urban Folk Books, which published Frederic Leon last year. He is currently producing a stage production of the themes in his novel, as well as finishing the script for the film, Frederic (2015).

As a musician, Anthony’s music is featured in an Emmy award winning broadband series entitled, Satacracy 88. His latest music project is entitled, train, UrbanFolk Music Project (ASCAP). As a singer songwriter, Khalil has penned two cds (urbanfolkmusic 2007, train 2013), and produced 2 tracks off of his lastest music project, train. His highly anticipated remixes with Scott thatmanmonkz will be released in 2014 under Shadeleaf Music in UK.

His writing can also be seen in Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s highly acclaimed hip-hop theater production, Word Becomes Flesh. Khalil Anthony has toured for the last three years with the Living Word Project, and Word Becomes Flesh. Anthony also serves as the Educational Director for the tour.

As a self-proclaimed galactic-artist, Khalil Anthony shares his talents throughout the world, making art honestly.

http://thenewengagement.com/art/the-implications-of-giovannis-room-on-black-boy-queer-identity

 

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