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CityLit and Pratt Library Welcome celeste doaks, Lady Brion, and DaMaris Hill for Women's History Month Reading on March 14th

Join CityLit Project and the Enoch Pratt Free Library to celebrate Women's History Month as celeste doaks, Lady Brion, and DaMaris Hill read selections and talk about their work. This free event takes place on Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:30 pm at the Pratt’s Central Library’s African American Department, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields. Most recently, she is the editor of the poetry anthology Not Without Our Laughter. Her newest poems appear in Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America Anthology. She is University of Delaware’s Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing for 2017-2019, and the recipient of a 2017 Rubys Literary Arts Grant Award. For more visit or check out the podcast she co-hosts called Lit!Pop!Bang! on ITunes.

Brion Gill b.k.a. Lady Brion
is an international spoken word artist, poetry coach, activist, organizer, and educator. She is the 2016 National Poetry Slam Champion and 2017 Southern Fried Regional Slam Champion. She received her BA in Communications from Howard University and her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Design from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of the written & spoken word project —With My Head Unbowed, an aural-literary experience. She currently sits on the board of DewMore Baltimore and is the cultural curator for Baltimore’s grassroots think tank, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Dr. DaMaris Hill is a writer and academic. Her books include The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the Heartland and Vi-z?b?l Teks-ch?rs (Visible Textures), a collection of poems. Dr. Hill currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her latest book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing, is a powerful collection of poetry about black women in bondage, each poem dedicated to a woman who has been literally incarcerated, bound by oppression, or who forced the limits that society placed on her.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the authors' books for sale at a book signing following the program.

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