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Apogee Journal Anti-Valentine’s Reading
Jan 31, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Pregame/rebel against Valentine’s Day this year by joining Apogee Journal for a reading on intercultural love, dating, and relationships.
Guest poet Khadijah Queen
Marina Blitshteyn (MC) / poetry
Melody Nixon / creative nonfiction
Belal Rafiq / fiction
Alexandra Watson / creative nonfiction
Chris Prioleau / fiction
Sarah Thomas / creative nonfiction
Friday, January 31st
730pm doors, 8pm start
Upstairs, at 61 Local in Brooklyn, where you can eat/drink/snack to your heart’s content on the cheap.
G/F Train to Bergen Stop, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
KHADIJAH QUEEN is the author of two poetry collections: Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008) and Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011). Her two chapbooks are No Isla Encanta (dancing girl press 2007) and I’m so fine: a list of famous men and what I had on (forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press). Individual poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, and broadsides produced by Georgia Institute of Technology, NYC’s Center for Book Arts and Flying Object. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Idyllwild Summer Poetry, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, she is currently working on a third manuscript. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.
APOGEE JOURNAL was founded in 2010 by students of color and international students in Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing. We currently publish an annual print issue, as well as diverse online content through our blog: www.apogeejournal.org. Our mission is to support exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.