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A Conversation on Publishing for People of Color

304 S Elm St, 27401
  • Presented By: Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
  • Dates: May 21, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

*All events are FREE, but we do ask that you please register so that we can monitor attendance and venue capacity.*

With CRYSTAL SIMONE SMITH and ASHLEY LUMPKIN.

CRYSTAL SIMONE SMITH is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Routes Home, Finishing Line Press (2013) and Running Music, Longleaf Press (2014). She is also the author of Wildflowers: Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun (2016). Her work has appeared in numerous journals including: Callaloo, Nimrod, Barrow Street, Obsidian II: Literature in the African Diaspora, African American Review, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. She is an alumna of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the Yale Summer Writers Conference. She holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and lives in Durham, NC with her husband and two sons where she teaches English Composition and Creative Writing. She is the Managing Editor of Backbone Press.

ASHLEY LUMPKIN is a Georgia-raised, Carolina-based writer, editor, actor, and educator. She is the author of five poetry collections. A lover of performance as well as the written word, she has been a competing member of the Bull City Slam Team since 2015 and currently serves as its assistant coach. She is one-fifth (and only Slytherin member) of the Big Dreams Collective and currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society. Above all else, Ashley considers herself a teacher, poet, and fryer of food. She is a lover of mathematics and language. She loves you too.