Tune In This Week “Writers on Writing” Radio Show Interview With WB Garvey

Tune In this Week

Sunday, August 11, 2019

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show

Interview with WB Garvey

with Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Sunday, August 11, 2019

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WNYE 91.5 FM

Listen to WMEC Radio: http://wmec.mec.cuny.edu

Originally aired July 15, 2015.


About the Episode 

Dr. Greene’s July 5, 2015 Interview with W.B. Garvey, a relative of the Jamaican National Hero Marcus Garvey and the author of the critically acclaimed historical novel “Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain” discussed his most recent book, “White Gold.”

About the Author

W. B. Garvey is a relative of the famous Pan-Africanist, Marcus Garvey.
While going through his deceased father’s papers, Garvey learned that his grandfather had been a railroad engineer who worked on the Panama Canal during its construction. That revelation sparked years of research and correspondence that led to the writing of Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain.
A classically-trained violinist, W.B. Garvey has performed as a soloist with renowned symphony orchestras and as a recitalist in major U.S. concert halls. Garvey has appeared with the New York City Opera and the Black Music Repertory Ensemble and made studio recordings with major artists such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis as well as playing for over a hundred film scores including Martin Scorsese’s Age of Innocence, Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Woody Allen’s Purple Rose of Cairo.