Celebrating a Sacred Space for Women’s Voices: Women Writers in Bloom

Sun, 18 May 2014 // 01:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

JP Howard curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS). This event wraps up the Salon’s Spring 2014 Series at Bowery Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and showcases the unique and vibrant voices of our Salon poets! Tickets $10

UPDATE: This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Geny Cabral is an emerging writer from East Harlem, NYC. You can find her writing at the corners of Afro-Latinidad, queerness and body politics. Gen believes personal narratives can be a tremendous force for social change. She is currently working on her first novel/memoir.

Jacqueline Johnson is a mutli-disciplined artist creating in both writing and fiber arts. She is the author of "A Gathering of Mother Tongues" published by White Pine Press and is the winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press Poetry Award. She is also the author of “Stokely Carmichael: The Story of Black Power, Simon & Shuster Books. She is at work on several new projects: a novel “The Privilege of Memory” and a poetry book "A Woman’s Season." She is a graduate of New York University and the City University of New York. A native of Philadelphia, PA she currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Charan P. Morris is a poet/educator born and raised in Chicago, now based in New York. Her work has appeared in NYU’s Gallatin Review, Sinister Wisdom, Kweli Journal, The Mom Egg, the Stand Our Ground Anthology (2013) and The Liberator Magazine. She is a 2011-12 LAMBDA Literary Foundation Fellow and recipient of the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship for the Fine Arts Work Center 2013 Summer Program. In addition to being a ten-year NYC public school educator, Charan has facilitated poetry workshops with diverse groups of writers including formerly incarcerated youth and graduate students at Columbia University.

Idrissa Simmonds' writing has appeared in Event, Pearls, Black Renaissance Noire, The Caribbean Writer, and elsewhere. She has led writing workshops for a range of communities through the New York Writers Coalition, and developed professional development trainings for teachers, school leaders, and creative communities. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from VONA, Bread Loaf, Poets House, and Hedgebrook. She curates the literary and food salon Brunch and Word from her Bed-Stuy home.

JP HOWARD aka Juliet P. Howard is a Cave Canem graduate fellow, member of The Hot Poets Collective and native New Yorker. She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS), a forum offering women writers at all levels a venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. WWBPS hosts monthly literary Salons in NY. JP was selected as a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow and was a finalist for Astraea’s Lesbian Writers Fund for poetry. Herpoems have been published in: Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, The Best American Poetry Blog, Stand Our Ground Anthology: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, MiPOesias iPad Companion, African Voices Magazine, Kweli Journal, The Mom Egg, “Of Fire, Of Iron”, Talking Writing, Muzzle Magazine, Connotation Press and Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009.

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Tickets $10