Offered by the Ventura County Poetry Project, please enjoy a free series: Black Poets of Ventura County.
We are lucky here in Ventura County to have a distinguished group of Black poets and writers open to sharing their work.
Russell Stockard's interest in communication brought him to the medium of poetry which he uses both to contain, explore, and express emotion as well as to create community.
He has published poems in Dear America: Black Lives Matter.
He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford and directs the Department of Global Studies at Cal Lutheran University.
He studies all forms of media including the use of new media by diasporic communities of color.
He has published numerous essays including "Ecocriticism and Postcoloniality in Digital Diasporas," and "Subverting Social Vulnerabilities and Inequality in Disaster Survival," this, in his study of Black American response to Hurricane Katrina.
He holds a BA and an MA from Harvard in History and Romance Languages and Literature as well as a Ph.D. from Stanford and an MBA from UCLA.
All readings are free and open to the public. Readings begin at 7:30pm; zoom opens at 7pm:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9607501600 Meeting ID: 960 750 1600
See the entire series:
- Julius Sokenu January 21st
- W. David Hall February 18th
- Raquel Baker March 18th
- Russell Stockard April 8th
- Joelle Hannah April 22nd
- Geoffrey Jacques May 6th