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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Friday, May 1 • 9:40am - 10:40am
Krysten Hill Reading and Q&A *Student Track* LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Come see poetic powerhouse Krysten Hill share her poetry. After, you'll have time to ask her questions.

She says:

I write poems that explore black female identity through narrative. I like to use the stories, history, and conversations that I find. I take notes from poets like Patricia Smith, Jan Beatty, and Audre Lorde who are invested in the honesty of experience. These writers believe in ending the silence and mistranslation of their experiences and inserting their own honest voices into their narratives. Many poems start from what I am reluctant to talk about at first.

Feel free to ask me about: 

  • What you want to know about developing as an artist
  • How to find the subject matter that works for you
  • The challenges of being an artist
  • Artists who have inspired me and why it is important to find your inspiration
  • The importance of community for an artist
  • The importance of being an observer and student of the world
  • What I’m working on at this moment

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Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is originally from Kansas City, MO, and currently lives and teaches in Boston, MA. She received a BFA in Creative Writing from Stephens College and MFA in Poetry from UMass Boston. Her poetry has been featured on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Cantab Lounge, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, Literary Firsts, and The Encyclopedia Show: Somerville among others. She is published in Muzzle, PANK, apt, Amethyst Arsenic... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 9:40am - 10:40am
Salem Five Community Room

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