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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 the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA from UMass Boston, where she currently teaches.

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

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