“Heavy” Reflections is a collaborative project for the Spring of 2024

This project is supported by Just Buffalo Literary Center as part of their Civil Writes Project in concert with their BABEL Series featuring author Kiese Laymon, his memoir Heavy: An American Memoir and his BABEL discussion on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

The goal of this project is to provide community members a continuing opportunity to reflect deeply on their personal experiences and on how they relate to Kiese Laymon’s memoir and BABEL discussion.

Learn more by completing our Interest Form

Together, we will read and discuss Heavy.
Together, we will attend Kiese Laymon’s BABEL discussion.
Together, we write our truth as it connects with his work.
Together, we will present our work and celebrate this experience.

Heavy: An American Memoir is available from local bookstores such as Talking Leaves, Fitz Books and Zawadi Books.

This project will include WRITE ON workshops and Once Trees Book Club.

For more information on this collaboration between Kamau R.E. Fields and Community Canvases’ Kind Fools, please reach out to Hy Carrel at hy@kindfools.org or (716) 259-2725

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