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Saturday, May 6 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Not Without Laughter

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This reading celebrates an anthology by members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective and their new anthology published by Mason Jar Press, of Baltimore, Maryland. The anthology “Not Without Laughter” is a collection of work from the group centered around finding joy, even in the most painful of times.

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Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Poetry Coordinator, Folger Shakespeare Library
Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of a more perfect Union (The 2019 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize) and Haint (2017 Ohioana Poetry Award). She is the 2020 Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Memorial Prize winner and the poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare... Read More →

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Saida Agostini

Poet & Activist
Saida Agostini is a queer Afro-Guyanese poet whose work explores the ways Black folks harness mythology to enter the fantastic. She is the author of Stunt (Neon Hemlock, 2020), a chapbook reimagining the life of Nellie Jackson, a Black madam and FBI spy from Natchez, Mississippi... Read More →
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Celeste Doaks

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields (Wrecking Ball Press, UK) and most recently the editor of Not Without Our Laughter (Mason Jar Press, 2017). Cornrows was listed as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2015” by Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Doaks... Read More →
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Tafisha Edwards

Tafisha A. Edwards wears a crown of orange roses.She is the author of THE BLOODLET, winner of Phantom Books’ 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in The Offing, PHANTOM, Bodega Magazine, The Atlas Review, The Little Patuxent Review, and other print and online publications... Read More →
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Katy Richey

Black Ladies Brunch Collective
Katy Richey’s work has appeared in Rattle, Cincinnati Review, RHINO, The Offing, and other journals. She received an honorable mention for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for Tubelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Poetry Award. She has received fellowships from The Cave... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970