Women Writers of the Diaspora: Keisha-Gaye Anderson

6:30 p.m.

Jamaican-born Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a poet, author, screenwriter, and former journalist who, in 2010, was named a Fellow by the North Country Institute for Writers of Color and shortlisted for the Small Axe literary competition. Her work has appeared in the Killens Review of Arts and Letters; Small Axe Salon; The Mom Egg; Afrobeat Journal; Poems on the Road to Peace: A Collective Tribute to Dr. King; Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues (Seal Press); and Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics. Her  television work includes documentary production for CBS, PBS, and Japanese television, and her feature articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Black Enterprise, Honey, and Teen People. Anderson lives in Brooklyn and teaches African American literature at CUNY. 

This series celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and continental African). Past readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Jacqueline Bishop, Pamela Booker, Merle Collins, Carole Boyce Davies, Bridget Davis, Monica A. Hand, Ifeona Fulani, Linda Susan Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Tayari Jones, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Diana McCaulay, and Tiphanie Yanique. 

The series is moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for Academic Services at The New School for Public Engagement.


The Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by calling or emailing

Phone: 212.229.5615
Email: NSPE301@newschool.edu

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