THE BOOK: Contributors in this collection are African American and Afro Latina authors relating their often shocking real-life encounters--vis-a-vis their natural hair--through personal essays. THE CONFERENCE: This 2-day virtual event will occur August 7th and 8th, 2021.
This book is an empowering, vital resource in helping writers to understand that, if they want to get noticed and increase their professional opportunities, just as much work needs to happen outside of the studio as within it.
Jaywalking is a lyrical essay collection. I am traditionally a fiction writer, and that is largely what I have published over the years. I'm taking the alternative approach of an essay cycle. I'm writing material that is true to the sphere and crux of an essay, but with an aberrant, flavorful punch.