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COMMUNITY
LITERATURE
INITIATIVE

Email: Communitylitla@gmail.com​

Phone: 323-815-9365  

The Black Library Class is an American literature class taught at USC, but open to the public. Every week, Professor Hiram Sims will teach you about the life a prominent Black writer, and the way their publication impacted the world around them. At the end of each class, all students in attendance will walk out with a copy of their book. At the end of the semester, each student will have a Black library. At the end of two semesters, that library will double in size! This class is focused on celebrating the accomplishments of these Black writers, and spreading the knowledge about the significance of Black literary heritage.

 

Start Date: January 31st-June 12th
Class Time: Fridays, 6-8 pm 
Tuition $125 monthly

 

Teacher Bio: Born and raised in various parts of South Los Angeles, Hiram Sims is a poet, author and Creative Writing professor teaching at The Los Angeles Film School, and here with The Community Literature Initiative at USC.  He graduated from University of Southern California and received a B.A. in English: Creative Writing and a Masters of Professional Writing. He has taught African American Literature at Cal State Dominguez Hills, and at The World Stage.