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Honoring Randall Kenan

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us in Prologue for a reading of Randall Kenan’s posthumous work Black Folk Could Fly, read by Dr. Sharon P. Holland.

A prolific and award-winning author, Randall Kenan was the former chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. His works, both fiction and nonfiction, often drew from his experience being a gay, Black man in the South.

His personal book collection was donated to us and can be found in our used book section. 10% of the proceeds will be continuously donated to the Chapelboro QTIPOC+ Survial Fund.

His essay collection released on August 9th, Black Folk Could Fly, can be found here. His other works that we carry can be found here.

Randall Kenan

About Dr. Holland:

Dr. Sharon P. Holland, ​co-founder of the QTIPOC+ Survival Fund, is an African-descended queer + gender non-conforming Elder + writer who is also a professor at UNC. She is the President-Elect of the American Studies Association, and is on the Editorial Advisory Team for Appalachian multimedia oral history project Country Queers. Dr. Holland organized with ACT-UP in the 80’s during the AIDS crisis, and has supported anti-racist and anti-HB2 work here in Chapel Hill. Her approach to community building is inter-sectional and encompasses deep connection to this place and its people, as her grandfather was active in Durham Civil Rights in the early 50’s and her mother, a UNC alum (‘61) was a plaintiff in the Blue school desegregation case. She came back to the Triangle to teach and to continue her family’s social justice legacy.


Dr. Sharon P. Holland
Honoring Randall Kenan


September 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews
109 E Franklin St. Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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