July 14 – A Reading by Rashidah Ismaili, JP Howard, and Lisken Van Pelt Dus

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Three writers gather to read from their work, take questions from the audience, and share their stories. Light refreshments will be served.

Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr is a poet, playwright and writer of fiction and non-fiction. She recently presented a paper at the 40th Anniversary Conference of Africa Literature Association on the South African exile community in New York City. Her latest work, a novel in linked stories, Autobiography of the Lower East Side, has just been published by North Hampton Press.

JP Howard is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and author of SAY/MIRROR, a debut poetry collection, and a chaplet “bury your love poems here.” JP was selected as a 2016 Judith Markowitz Emerging Writers Award Winner by the Lambda Literary Foundation. JP curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a forum offering women writers at all levels a monthly venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Muzzle Magazine, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, The Best American Poetry Blog, MiPOesias, The Mom Egg, Talking Writing, Connotation Press and the anthology, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander.

A Reading by Rashidah Ismaili, JP Howard, and Lisken Van Pelt Dus
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY


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