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Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota

Date Thursday, October 15, 2015
7 - 8:30 p.m.
FeaturingLouis Aleymayehu, Phillip Bryant, Taiyon Coleman, Shannon Gibney, Tish Jones, and Rohan Preston
Location View maps and directions to Eastlund Room
SponsorsThe Department of English

Event Description

Please join us as 6 dynamic authors from the new anthology, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, share their poetry and creative nonfiction with Bethel University.

Presenting their work will be:

Louis Aleymayehu | founding member of the poetry/jazz ensemble Ancestor Energy.

Phillip Bryant | English Professor of Gustavus Adolphus College, and author of Sermon on a Perfect Spring Day, and Stompin’ at the Grand Terrace.

Taiyon Coleman | visiting lecturer of African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota, English professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, with published works in Bum Rush the Page.

Shannon Gibney | English Professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and author of the forthcoming young adult novel See No Color (Nov. 2015).

Tish Jones | Founder and Executive Director of TruArtsSpeaks, a national spoken word artist, activist, and educator.

Rohan Preston | Star Tribune Theater Critic, editor of the anthology Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence, and author of the poetry collection Dreams in Soy Sauce.


Contact Angela Shannon, Department of English, a-shannon@bethel.edu