PiP 71 Featuring Nicole Shawan Junior

81252599_2418467678417327_8349318390795468800_oPoets in Pajamas brings you Nicole Shawan Junior at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 1 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

By clicking “going” to the Facebook event, you will let us know to expect you and will ensure that you are sent a reminder, so you don’t forget. Remember to prepare your questions for the featured poet, too!

Nicole Shawan Junior (Smith College BA | Pace University MST | Temple University JD) was born and bred in the bass-heavy beat and scratch of Brooklyn, where the cool of beautiful inner-city life barely survived cripplings caused by crack cocaine. She is a black, queer and poverty-born counter-storyteller, felon and former police prosecutor.

Junior’s writing appears in Emerge (Lambda Literary’s 2019 Emerging Voices Anthology) Gay Mag (Roxane Gay’s platform with Medium), Zora, Color Bloq, For Harriet, The Feminist Wire, Rigorous Magazine, and more. Nicole has received numerous fellowships and residencies from organizations including the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Lambda Literary, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and more. She is an alumna of various literary conferences including Bread Loaf and Hurston/Wright. Junior’s currently completing her memoir, Cracked Concrete: A Memoir of Crackheads, Cousins & Crime. To learn more, visit www.NicoleShawanJunior.com.

“No One Survives the Smoke” published in Gay Magazine

Walk(wo)man” published in Rigorous Magazine

“How Queen Latifah’s Debut Album Sparked Joy at a Time When Everything Burned” published in ZORA

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 1, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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