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Sunday Shorts at Red Star Galerie

Sunday Shorts at Red Star Galerie

MelaNated Writers Collective and Peauxdunque Writers Alliance present Sunday Shorts, a four-week reading series featuring short stories and works of prose from writers from both groups.

Louisiana State Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

From The Advocate In celebration of National Poetry Month, the State Library of Louisiana is holding the third annual “Just Listen to Yourself: The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets.”
Literary Late Night: MelaNated Writers Collective Joins the Tennessee Williams Fest

Literary Late Night: MelaNated Writers Collective Joins the Tennessee Williams Fest

MelaNated Writers Collective is bringing its “Literary Jook Joint” to the Tennessee Williams Festival.
Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

AndWeWereHungry – an online arts and literary magazine – is now accepting submissions for the debut of its web magazine.
MelaNated Jook Joint: Cafe Treme

MelaNated Jook Joint: Cafe Treme

MelaNated Writers Collective hosts a poetry jook joint at Cafe Treme in New Orleans to showcase renowned poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, Dec. 3, 2012.
MelaNated Writers Collective presents Thomas Sayers Ellis at The Literary Jook Joint

MelaNated Writers Collective presents Thomas Sayers Ellis at The Literary Jook Joint

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
Thomas Sayers Ellis to read selections during MWC's Fall Literary Jook Joint

Thomas Sayers Ellis to read selections during MWC’s Fall Literary Jook Joint

By Cate Root from nola.com New Orleans enjoys a cornucopia of literary delights this week. Our featured events are the annual Faulkner Words and Music Festival and “literary juke joint” hosted by the MelaNated Writers Collective featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis. Below, you can find listings to current book signings or local readings this week. WORDS...

Faulkner Words and Music Festival, Thomas Sayers Ellis and more literary events

New Orleans enjoys a cornucopia of literary delights this week. Our featured events are the annual Faulkner Words and Music Festival and “literary juke joint” hosted by the MelaNated Writers Collective featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis. Below, you can find listings to current book signings or local readings this week. See full list of events

The Reading Life: Kiini Ibura Salaam and Pamela Binnings Ewen

By Susan Larson from WWNO | August 7, 2012 WWNO’s The Reading Life features Kiini Ibura Salaam and her new collection of stories called Ancient, Ancient.
Dark Room Redux

Dark Room Redux

By Rochelle Spencer from Poets & Writers Magazine | July/August 2012 Twenty-five years ago, a group of young black poets made a pilgrimage to New York City’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine to pay their respects, along with a host of contemporary literary lights, to James Baldwin, who had recently passed away.
New U.S. Poet Laureate: A Southerner To The Core

New U.S. Poet Laureate: A Southerner To The Core

by NPR Staff and Wires from NPR The United States named its 19th poet laureate today: Natasha Trethewey, a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. She is the nation’s first poet laureate to hail from the South since the initial laureate — Robert Penn Warren — was named by the...

‘Ain’t Is A Real Word’: The Rise Of The MelaNated Writers Collective [Culturelicious]

By Kristina K. Robinson June 5, 2012 for racialicious.com In the few years preceding my acceptance into a Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, I had been a Katrina refugee, had a baby, grieved the death of his father and more. I had a thick skin and a lot to say. I couldn’t...