ional attention. New Orleans-based poet Kelly Harris and LSU MFA candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Avila. This event is free and open to the public.
Tony Medina is the award-winning author and editor of over seventeen books for adults and young readers, including I and I, Bob Marley and My Old Man Was Always on the Lam. His poetry, fiction and essays are featured in over forty anthologies. Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University, he is a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize. Medina’s latest books include Broke on Ice, An Onion of Wars and The President Looks Like Me.
Kelly Harris earned an MFA from Lesley University. She is a fellow of Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center and is a winner of Cleveland’s Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artists Award. Her poems have appeared in: Say It Loud: Poems for James Brown, Caduceus, PMS, The Southern Women's Review, PLUCK and DrumVoices Revue. Kelly created Poems & Pink Ribbons, a breast-cancer-themed poetry workshop and is completing her poetry manuscript, Revival.