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What Is A Public Intellectual Today: #PublishingPaidMe with Khalisa Rae, Mikki Kendall, and L.L. McKinney

April 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

#PublishingPaidMe made it impossible to ignore serious, enduring wage gaps between Black and white writers. What do Black writers entering the workforce need to know? Stanford’s Laura Goode will co-host this virtual panel with poet and journalist Khalisa Rae, welcoming acclaimed authors Mikki Kendall and L.L. McKinney to offer practical advice and hard truths of making a living as a Black writer in a discriminatory industry. How does sharing industry information like book advances, salaries, and contacts increase collective bargaining power? How can you avoid common first-project mistakes? And what tips, tricks, and strategies should every emerging author know?

Please register for the Zoom webinar at this link. https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mUXh9Hj-TVqOybKMrmQfkA


Khalisa Rae is an award-winning journalist, poet, and activist in Durham NC. She is the debut author of Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat (Red Hen Press 2021) and Real Girls Have Real Problems chapbook. With over 10 years as an editor and compelling essayist, her work appears in Autostraddle, Catapult, LitHub, as well as articles in Blavity, B*tch Media, Parents.com, NBC-BLK, and others. Her poetry is featured in Southern Humanities Review, Tishman Review, Florida Review, PANK, HOBART, among countless others. She is the winner of the Bright Wings Poetry contest, the Furious Flower Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, and the White Stag Publishing Contest, among other prizes. Currently, she serves as Senior Writer at Jezebel and Content Creator at Bet News. Her literary engagement and stewardship include being Editor in Chief of Think in Ink Bipoc Collective and founder/host of Women of Color Speak Reading Series. Her YA Novel in verse. Unlearning Eden is forthcoming. Follow here at @k_lisarae on Twitter. Find more information here: khalisarae.com.




Stanford University