The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS) celebrates the literary arts through publishing, booking readings and talks by established and emerging writers; creating workshops; putting together performances that combine music, dance and the spoken word; video programs and special public programs and events.
Our current programming initiatives include phati’tude Programs that include phati’tude Literary Magazine, phati’tude Literary TV Show (formerly “phatLiterature, A Literary TV Program”), our Annual African American Literary Festival, the poetry series, Real Poetry, Real Talk, and our imprint, 2Leaf Press. We also plan to develop Litwiki.org a literary resource database available to the general public, and are considering re-activating phati’tude Literary TV. To find out more information, we encourage you to check out our program initiatives.
IAAS programming does what Bill Moyers has often called the “conversation of democracy.” We engage voices and ideas with literature that has been seldom, if ever, exposed on television. We publish voices that major publishing houses neglect. We create curricula that demonstrates how the study and making of literature and art can be a powerful way for students to engage in critical thinking. We help the public understand that there are multicultural, socially engaged writers and media artists in their communities who should be seen and heard.