NOLA Collective of Writers of Color Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary with Series of Readings
Hear original works from the MelaNated Writers; a collective of writers of color in genres from fiction to screenwriting and memoir to poetry. While some of the MelaNated writers are originally from cities like San Francisco, Memphis, Cleveland and London, all currently call New Orleans home.
Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art as part of Where Y’Art?, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park. Admission: Museum Entry. Hosted by Kalamu ya Salaam, founder of the NOMOO Literary Society.
Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m. Cafe Treme, 1501 Saint Philip St. Admission: Free. Hosted by Dr. Mona Saloy, Dillard University professor and author of Red Beans and Ricely Yours: Poems
Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m. JuJu Bag, 5363 Franklin Ave. Admission: Free. Hosted by Dr. Felipe Smith, member of Congo Square Writers.
Established in July 2010, MelaNated Writers Collective is a safe place for writers of color to hone their craft in a nurturing environment among their peers. Some members have M.F.A (Masters in Fine Arts) degrees. Some are in M.F.A. programs. Some are journalists. Some are communications professionals. Some work 9 to 5 jobs and write in their spare time, but all are in love with the written word, literature and creating innovative word masterpieces to share with the world. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.