Literature

Professor Amy Benson, a co-founder of "First Person Plural," speaks at the Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem.

Amy Benson, a writer and faculty member at the School of the Arts, was tired of always going to downtown Manhattan for literary events.

Jamal Joseph’s life has all the makings of a great book. A Black Panther at only 15, he was in jail at 16 and later served time in federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., where he got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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