The Pleasure of Rebellion

A celebration of Black lesbian feminist writers, Cheryl Clarke and Alexis De Veaux at the Schomburg Center, Harlem, NewYork, on the 11th June at 6PM

The Pleasure of Rebellion gathers the work of Black lesbian and feminist writers Alexis De Veaux and Cheryl Clarke and attends to their aesthetic, artistic, and political contributions to Black Studies. This exhibition maps Clarke and De Veaux’s intellectual odysseys to demonstrate how these Black queer theorists provide a critical lens to scrutinize the contours of eroticism and freedom. Through the work of Clarke and De Veaux, The Pleasure of Rebellion insists that we can move from understanding the archive as a morgue and colonial machination to valuing it as an animate reservoir by honoring the work of the living.”

Book Events for Jesus Devil

October 2023 – January 2024

October NYU, Department of Policy Studies

November 29th 2023. The Poetry Project, New York. 8 – 9.30pm

December 3rd 2023. The GreenWay Reading Series, Takoma Park. 5-7pm

January 26th 2024. Making Worlds Bookstore, Philadelphia. 6pm

Book Events for JesusDevil

June – August, 2023



June 12th Shelf Life Books, Richmond VA – 7-8.30pm

June 14th Rofhiwa Book Care, Durham NC – TBA

June 16th – 18th. Hobart Festival of Women Writers, Hobart NY 3pm

June 21st BGSQD, New York 6-8pm

June 24th Brooklyn Queer Art Book Fair, Brooklyn NY 3-6pm

July 12th Busboys and Poets, Washington DC 6-7pm

August 5th Charis Books, Atlanta Ga 7.30-pm

Alexis De Veaux. ©Sokari Ekine, 2023