Torch Wildfire Reading Series Featuring Mahogany L. Browne & Kelene Blake

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*** Update *** We're excited to announce that Kelene Blake will join us as a featured read at the next TORCH Wildfire Reading Series, Jan. 31st, 6pm at Bookwoman! Join us for an evening of #BlackGirlMagic, poetry, and sisterhood with Kelene and Mahogany L. Browne! Bring a poem to share in the community open mic!!!

UPDATE - Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 31st at the TORCH Wildfire Reading Series! Ebony Stewart won't be able to join us due to a conflict in schedule, but stay tuned for a list of additional readers, show up for surprise guests, and make a loud noise to celebrate Mahogany L. Browne as she heads to L.A. for the NAACP Image Award ceremony!

Torch Literary Arts presents the TORCH Wildfire Reading Series featuring Mahogany L. Browne, author of REDBone.

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.

www.torchliteraryarts.org
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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, recommended by Small Press Distribution & About.com Best Poetry Books of 2010. 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, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. 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. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire. She is anticipating the release of several poetry collections in 2015: Smudge (Button Poetry), Redbone (Willow Books) & the anthology The Break Beat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket). 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. Brown 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.
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