Women of Substance Festival 2017 PRESENTED BY THE ENGLISH DEPT & THE CENTER FOR MISSION: Bad A$$ Women Writers Partake in an evening of poetry and conversation with the St. Catherine University
Women of Substance Festival 2017
PRESENTED BY THE ENGLISH DEPT & THE CENTER FOR MISSION: Bad A$$ Women Writers
Partake in an evening of poetry and conversation with the St. Catherine University Department of English and The Center for Mission as they bring Sun Yung Shin, author of Minnesota Book Award nominee Unbearable Splendor, and Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis poet and writer to campus.
FRI, April 7, 2017
7:30 p.m. Free
Recital Hall, Music Building
Sun Yung Shin is the editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, the author of poetry/essay collectionsUnbearable Splendor; Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (all from Coffee House Press), a co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (South End Press), the editor of the anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press) and the author of bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson (Lee and Low Books). She is a contributing editor at Aster(ix) and Society Editions.
Andrea Jenkins, educator, poet, artist, and activist, works as the Oral Historian for Transgender Oral History Project for the University of Minnesota. She is the author of three books: Tributaries: Poems Celebrating Black History andPieces of A Scream, and her latest title, The T is Not Silent: New and Selected Poems, Purple Lioness Productions, 2015. Andrea has received many fellowships and awards, including, a Bush Fellowship, the Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, The Cultural Community Leadership Institute Fellowship through Intermedia Arts and a Givens Foundation Fellowship for Black Writers. Her work has been collected in several anthologies including A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota MHSP, 2016, Blues Vision: African American Writing in Minnesota, MHSP, 2016. In 2015 Andrea was named Grand Marshall of the Twin Cities Pride Parade and she performed at the White House in 2016.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Catherine University
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116
THE ENGLISH DEPT & THE CENTER FOR MISSION