Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic: A Conference of Possibilities.

All are welcome to attend Black Girl Magic: A Conference of Possibilities. This conference will feature 6 guest speakers.



Tonya Bolden: Award-winning author and editor of more than forty books for young people

Stephanie Renee Toliver: Scholar and advocate for diversity in children’s literature and Ph.D. student at University of Georgia

Mahogany L. Browne: Writer, educator, activist, and author of Black Girl Magic: A poem



Dhonielle Clayton: Chief Operating Officer of We Need Diverse Books and author of The Belles and Tiny Pretty Things series

Kyra Gaunt: Ethnomusicologist, Senior TED Fellow, and author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Scholar of fantasy literature and fan culture, and author of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games


Fri., Mar. 27, 10-11:30am, Austin 217

With support from the Rightor’s Fund for Children’s Literature and the Department of English.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Katharine Capshaw at by Mar. 18.