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BIPOC Reading Series- August

Thu, Aug 25, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.

Come listen to our featured readers, or sign up to share your work in our open mic. Readings will be followed by a short community discussion.

The theme for August is “CRUSH.” Our featured readers are Kimberly Lee and Shuína Skó. 

Click here to register for this event. This event is open to everyone, but only people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color will be invited to read. If you have any questions, please contact our host Jessica at  jessica@literary-arts.org.

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee left the practice of law some years ago to focus on motherhood, community work, and creative pursuits. A graduate of Stanford University and UC Davis School of Law, she is certified as a workshop facilitator by The Center for Journal Therapy, The Center for Intentional Creativity, SoulCollage®, and Amherst Writers and Artists, and she serves on the board of directors of the latter. A former editor and regular contributor at Literary Mama, she has also served on the staffs of Carve and F(r)iction magazines. Kimberly’s stories and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies including Minerva Rising, LA Parent, Fresh Ink, Words and Whispers, Toyon, The Ekphrastic Review, Wow! Women on Writing, Read650, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.
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Shuína Skó

Shuína Skó is a Two-Spirit Indigenous spoken-word poet who shares openly, authentically and with vulnerability. Her poetry gives voice to the Indigenous experience (through the perspective of a member of The Klamath Tribes), such as historical trauma to present day resilience! Shuína is passionate about breaking false stereotypes of Indigenous people, being a light, and moving forward in a good way toward strengthening our community as a whole. Shuína strongly believes that historical trauma, epigenetics, and ongoing oppression present increased challenges for Indigenous peoples. Shuína also believes and has witnessed firsthand that Indigenous people are incredibly resilient, have immense strength, are adaptable, and highly creative!
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