Poet, photographer, word provocateur:

Join the MelaNated Writers Collective for an afternoon of verse featuring the award-winning artist Thomas Sayers Ellis on Sunday, December 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cafe Treme (1501 St. Philip St.)

Thomas Sayers Ellis co-founded The Dark Room Collective — a big cousin of sorts to our MelaNated Writers Collective — in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Maverick Room (2005), which won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, and a recipient of a Mrs. Giles W
hiting Writers’ Award as well as Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (2010).

His poems and photographs have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Callaloo, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001 and 2010), Grand Street, The Baffler, Jubilat, Tin House, Poetry, and The Nation. He is also an Assistant Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College, a faculty member of the Lesley University low-residency M.F.A Program and a Caven Canem faculty member.

MWC poets will also spit, flow, read!

Admission: Free