Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Another Covid-19 Monday of Wonder

    The days are starting to meld into each other. I started out trying to keep some semblance of normal. After all, I thought, this should be relatively easy for us, we all work at home, work remotely, and as writers, creatives, artists, this should be a breeze. Not! First, my entire family is in my…

  • Reading in Virtual Spaces

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  • Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 2018

    The Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 2018 is so excited about our June-July reading plans. Every year, at the close of one season, we begin combing through literary prizes, listening to what our teen advisory groups are reading, and looking at new offerings on bookstore shelves. This past year in the United States has been…

  • Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 2017

    We are so excited to read together this year. Frederick Douglass wrote, “When you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Our middle and high school participants are in the phase of life where they are reading to learn about the world and the impact they will make. This is especially important this year,…

  • Academia, Love Me Back

    My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that w… Source: Academia, Love Me Back

  • The Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle Kickoff

    Tuesday was filled with laughter, lots and lots of laughter, as the readers kicked off the third year of reading in the Afro-Diaspora. The youth were split into middle school and early high school groupings. They read and discussed works by Countee Cullen, Audre Lorde, and Langston Hughes. The middle school table spent an entire…

  • Black Girlhood in Scholarly Dialogue

    Call for papers on the global black girl.

  • Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 3.0

    Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 3.0

    In it’s third year, the Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle seeks to connect and celebrate the beauty of the African diasporian poetry, prose, essays, and literature. The weekly gatherings are on Tuesdays in various locations around the St. Louis metropolitian area that inspire dialogue, laughter, and a yummy treat. Space is limited to twenty students,…

  • The Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 3.0

    This summer, there will be an unique opportunity presented for St. Louis area African-American/Diasporian middle and high schoolers to gather to read, discuss, and write about literary works from their cultural perspective. The program runs from Tuesday, June 7th, 4-6m to Tuesday, July 26th, 4-6pm. Hurston & Hughes Literary Circle 3.o will cap participation at…

  • Creative Soul

    We love working with and connecting with writers, artists, bloggers, vloggers, poets, and photographers. Treasure Shields Redmond is doing some amazing work. Check her out. http://femininepronoun.com/feminine-pronoun-youtube-vlog/The Feminine Pronoun  

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