R245. Hybridity as Origin: Writing from Multiracial Experience
Thursday, April 9, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of Solecism, a poetry collection. She is a graduate of the Women's Work Lab at New Perspectives Theater. She was awarded a CantoMundo Fellowship in 2013 and is an editorial advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Marie Mutsuki Mockett is half-Japanese and half- American. Her memoir, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye: a Journey, examines grief against the backdrop of the 2011 Great East Earthquake, and Mockett’s family temple, twenty-five miles from the Fukushima nuclear reactor.
Alyss Dixson ran director Brett Ratner's company before working as a vice-president of production at Paramount Pictures. Now, she is an independent writer-producer, a Cave Canem fellow, a Callaloo fellow, and on the executive committee for VIDA.
Wendy Babiak is the author of a book of poems, Conspiracy of Leaves. Her poems have been published in a wide variety of online and print journals, and in anthologies. She serves as co-editor for Poets for Living Waters.
Aaron Samuels is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the book Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps. An alumnus of the Providence Youth Poetry Slam, Aaron has coached youth poets in Providence, Boston, and DC. He is the founder of WU-SLam, a collegiate literary organization at Washington University in St. Louis.