Torch Wildfire Reading Series Featuring Mahogany L. Browne & Guests

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*** Update *** Due to a scheduling conflict, Ebony Stewart will not be available (we're working to reschedule) but we're excited to welcome Kelene Blake to the reading.

Torch Literary Arts presents the TORCH Wildfire Reading Series featuring Mahogany L. Browne, author of REDBone, and Kelene Blake, a nationally celebrated artist, writer, and Blackademic.

Sunday, January 31, 2016
6:00 - Community Open Mic
6:30 - Mahogany L. Browne and Kelene Blake
7:00 - Q & A

FREE & open to the public.

Torch Literary Arts supports the work of black women and girls through creative writing. Special thanks to Susan Post and BookWoman for creating a safe space for women and girls in Austin, TX.

Mahogany L. Browne is a Cave Canem and Poets House alumna and the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, Smudge (Button Poetry), and Redbone (Willow Books) which is a finalist for a 2015 NAACP Image Award. Her poetry has been published in the literary journals pluck!, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint, and The Feminist Wire. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima, as co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production, Jam On It, and co-producer of NYC’s 1st Performance Poetry Festival: SoundBites Poetry Festival. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Friday Night Slam curator and currently an MFA Candidate for Writing & Activism at Pratt Institute.

Kelene Blake is an artist, Blackademic, entrepreneur and bibliophile. She does spoken word poetry, performing and slamming regularly at Neo Soul Poetry Lounge and Austin Poetry Slam. Kelene's work has been featured in Blavity and she represented Austin at the 2015 Southern Fried Poetry Festival in Little Rock Arkansas. Kelene is known for her delicate yet passionate writing and performance. You can get more information and find her blogs and spoken word at
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