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Words and Music Series: Sheila Maldonado and Janice Lowe at Word Up Bookshop

Sheila Maldonado is the author of the poetry collection one-bedroom solo (Fly by Night Press, 2011). Her 2nd publication, “that’s what you get,” is forthcoming from Brooklyn Arts Press. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Ping Pong, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States.  She is a CantoMundo Fellow and a Creative Capital awardee as part of desveladas, a visual writing collective. She has served as an artist-in-resid​ence on Governors Island for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She teaches creative writing for The City University of New York.

Janice A. Lowe writes and composes music-text hybrids. She is the author of Leaving CLE poems of nomadic dispersal and composer of the musical LIL BUDDA, text by Stephanie L. Jones. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, (Pre)Conceivable Bridges and Solidarity Texts: Radiant Re-Sisters. As a pianist/vocalist, Janice has recorded with the experimental bands w/o a net, HAGL, and Digital Diaspora, and she performs with her band, NAMAROON. She is a co-founder of the Dark Room Collective.

Words and Music is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor

 

 

Author reading: Elizabeth Jaikaran’s TRAUMA at Word Up

Elizabeth Jaikaran presents a collection of true and extraordinary stories that speak of the abuse suffered by Guyanese women, girls, and members of the LGBT community both in their native country and after having emigrated to the United States. Jaikaran reveals accounts of the horrific violence and trauma through the lens of Guyanese culture and history. Also on display in these stories is the strength and resilience of Guyanese women as they have struggled to survive and flourish. This story of a small and often overlooked culture has needed to be told, and Jaikaran tells it with amazing courage and grace.