phatLiterature, A Literary TV Program, features poets, writers and scholars who discuss the writing process and how that process reveals and defines their lives. It also provides insight into the historical, social, cultural and political connections that appear in their works, and enliven the exploration of literature and literary analysis with dramatizations and readings. phatLiterature also features a Q&A segment and showcases visual artists by integrating their works as part of the set design, including a 60- second segment, VISUAL SIGNATURES, which appears in each episode. http://www.phatliterature.org
This episode features Nelly Rosario & Idra Novey; with visual artist Roberta Berman
Nelly Rosario and Idra Novey discuss their writing process and the influence different languages and cultures have had on their work. They also speak about how they negotiate and translate culture in their writing. This clip features Nelly Rosario and Idra Novey.
phatLiterature is produced by Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. http://www.theiaas.org