LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of three chapbooks that include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press), and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Ploughshares, Black Belt (Studio Museum in Harlem), P.M.S, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade, Muck Works, and Fence to name a few. She has received several awards, residencies, and fellowships for her interdisciplinary work including Cave Canem, VCCA, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women, the Jerome Foundation, the Laundromat Project Create Change Public Artist Program and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. A native of Harlem, LaTasha’s first poetry collection, TwERK, is forthcoming from Belladonna* Books.
This series moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for Academic Services, The New School for Public Engagement, 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, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Jacqueline Bishop, Pamela Booker, Merle Collins, Carole Boyce Davies, Bridget Davis, Monica A. Hand, Ifeona Fulani, Monica Hand, Linda Susan Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Jacqueline Johnson, Tayari Jones, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Diana McCaulay, Rosalind McLymont, Pam Mordecai, Elizabeth Nunez, Ebele Oseye, Cicely Rodway, Danyel Smith, Patricia Smith, Gammy Singer, Martha Southgate, Patricia Spears-Jones, Eisa Ulen, and Tiphanie Yanique.
This series continues on May 2, 2013 with JP Howard.