Wednesday Night Sessions
Date(s) - April 25, 2012
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Come join us on Wednesday, April 25, from 7-8 PM, for a fantastic evening of reading featuring the following talented folks:
Ann Arbor native Samiya Bashir’s most recent book of poems, Gospel, was a finalist for both the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and along with her first collection, Where the Apple Falls, the Lambda Literary Award. Previously an editor with Ms. Magazine and Black Issues Book Review, she co-edited Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art. A founding organizer of Fire & Ink, recognized as the most influential supporter and advocate for LGBT writers of African descent, Samiya holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as Poet Laureate, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she received two Hopwood Poetry Awards. She is also the recipient of the Aquarius Press Legacy Award, the Astraea Writers Award, and fellowships from Cave Canem, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Soul Mountain Writers Colony, The Austin Project, and the National Association of Pen Women, among others. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan.