When: June 6, 2017
Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30)
Cost: $5 minimum purchase at the food counter.
More Information: Richard Jeffrey Newman
Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based published poet, writer, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies like Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler and Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts. She was previously the literary director of the Queens Book Festival and currently is one of its literary advisors. Her current projects include her Afrofuturism-inspired blog, Futuristically Ancient; her southeast Queens based pop up bookshop/mobile library, J. Expressions, for which she received a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts grant; an upcoming fantasy novel, The E; and poetry collections in progress, “And the Water Breaks” and “Lady Liberty.”
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.