Please join us for a noncompetitive celebration of the art of spoken word!
Headliner Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken word poet residing in Brooklyn. Her books include Black Girl Magic, Kissing Caskets, Redbone, and the children’s book Woke Baby. She has appeared on BuzzFeed Live, HBO & The PBS News Hour. She is Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC, and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College’s MFA Program. Mahogany was the first poet to be awarded our Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize at the 2011 Wild Women of Poetry Slam.
Emcee Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator residing in New York City. She has two books forthcoming in 2021: Blooming Fiascoes (Northwestern University Press) and Reckless, Glorious, Girl (Bloomsbury). Her poems and essays can be found in Creative Nonfiction, Underwired Magazine, She Walks in Beauty (edited by Caroline Kennedy), Huizache, Small Batch, and Southern Sin. Ellen’s performance work has been showcased at The New York International Fringe and Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival. A proud Kentucky writer, Ellen is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and Conjure Women, and is co-founder of the girlstory collective.
Poets in the showcase will include LaCresha Berry, Marissa Davis, Jessica Diaz, O’ndria Gibson, and Danni Quintos.