Ellen Hagan reads with Gerald Coleman, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Kelly Norman Ellis, Crystal Good, Randall Horton, Norman Jordan, Bianca Spriggs, Keith Wilson, and Shayla Wolfs-Lawson.
The Affrilachian Poets is a multi-cultural writing collective representing the Appalachian region, a mountain range stretching over thirteen states along the East Coast. Since 1991, the Affrilachian Poets have been writing together, defying the persistent stereotype of a racially homogenized rural region. They continue to reveal relationships that link identity to familial roots, socio-economic stratification and cultural influence, and an inherent connection to the land. This reading will feature current members of the Affrilachian Poets sharing their new work, with a Q&A session at the end.