New Orleans Public Library
African American Resource Center

Tom Dent Literary Festival
November 6-8, 2003
Tom Dent Forum
Saturday, November 8

This year's Tom Dent Forum featured keynote speaker Kysha Brown, poet and publisher of Rungate Media, shares her poems at the Tom Dent Forum.

Some of the anthologies that feature Brown's work.

Errin Levingston, Library Associate, African American Resource Center, welcomes Brown, guests and panelists to the forum.

Dr. Niyi Osundare, professor of English, University of New Orleans, and Brown's former instructor, points out the literary growth of Kysha Brown's work.

Dr. Felipe Smith, associate professor of English at Tulane University, explains the intracacies found in Brown's work.

Brown (center) and the reviewers of her work, Smith (left) and Osundare (right), field questions from the audience.

Valencia Hawkins, Head, African American Resource Center, thanks panelists and provides final words for the 2003 Tom Dent Literary Festival.

Following the Tom Dent Forum, the culminating program of the Tom Dent Literary Festival, panelists and AARC staff pose for a photo: (l-r) Errin Levingston, Dr. Niyi Osundare, Kysha Brown, Dr. Filipe Smith, Valencia Hawkins.

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