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Love & Light: A Reading for Black History Month--with Karen Scott, Dig Wayne, Maddist, Cherrie Woods

  • 03 Feb 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Four stellar writers from across the country share their love, light, and  Black experience, from the intricacies of the spice cabinet to other-worldly adventures.  Join Karen Scott, Dig Wayne, Maddist, and Cherrie Woods for this stunning reading that celebrates that which makes us all human. 

KAREN SCOTT, a poet in Columbus, Ohio, is a member and ardent supporter of Ohio Poetry Association (OPA), a past participant in the Women of Appalachia Project (2017-18, 2019-20, and 2020-21) and a proud member of the SALON writing group. Some of her work has been published in Common Threads [OPA anthology, 2013, 2016, 2018,2020, 2021], She Speaks [Women of Appalachia anthology, 2017, 2019, 2020], Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince (2016), Northern Appalachia Review (2020), and the Quarantine Zine published by OPAWL. Another poem was made into a broadside that can be found on https://poetrysuperhighway.com.

Los Angeles poet, DIG WAYNE teaches Method Acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in West Hollywood. Originally from Ohio, Dig has lived, worked, and practiced his art in New York City and London. He has published two books of poetry, Hip Pockets and Bongo Skin. To date, is poetry has been featured in the literary journals, High Shelf Press XXIX, Poetry Super Highway, Juke Joint, Poets Choice, Ligeia Magazine, Askew Poetry, Spillway Poetry, Uutpoetry, Cultural Weekly and Abramlin Press.

MAADIST was born Jamaad Gould, after the death of his uncle when he was ten he elected to use writing to vent and he has been writing ever since. While in college he became interested in black history, politics, and social activism, which he now fuses with his love of sci-fi and fantasy. His expertise is urban sci-fi, a new age and urban spin on classic sci-fi tales. With three books published and a fourth on the way, he has shown he will be a staple in the sci-fi and fantasy world for years to come.

CHERRIE AMOUR (aka Cherrie Woods) is a Baltimore-based award-winning poet whose narrative style of poetic verse are featured in her book Free to Be Me, Poems on Love, Life and Relationships. Cherrie is the creator of the “Words, Wine & Wings” poetry show and serves as poetry editor of “What’s Hot in the DMV?” digital magazine. Her poems have been featured in the Paterson Literary Review, Understorey Magazine, Poet’s Ink, The Fire Inside: Collected Poems and Stories from Zora’s Den and Maryland in Poetry. She is working on her second book of poetry. Connect with her at cherrieamour.com 

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