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Free Write with Jacqueline Jones LaMon

  • Friday, January 21, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Digital Village


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Free Write with Jacqueline Jones LaMon
The Literary Practice of
Fortunes, Braids, and Twists

Join poet, writer and educator Jacqueline Jones LaMon for a ninety-minute workshop exploring the revelatory practice of creating synapse.  In this session, open to writers and poets of all genres and expressions, we will find connection in disconnection, meaning in synchronicity, and understanding in the midst of chaos.  Expect to be surprised at what you learn about yourself and discover new origins of creativity.

Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of the poetry collections, What Water Knows (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming June 2021), Last Seen, a Felix Pollak Poetry Prize selection, and Gravity, U.S.A., recipient of the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award; and the novel, In the Arms of One Who Loves Me. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and UCLA School of Law, Ms. LaMon earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Indiana University Bloomington.

Ms. LaMon’s work has appeared in a wide variety of publications such as POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Callaloo,Narrative Magazine, Ninth Letter, Mythium, Bellevue Literary Review, and Crab Orchard Review. Noted by the NAACP in the category of Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry, Ms. LaMon is the recipient of fellowships from the BAU Institute at the Camargo Foundation, The Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, the Yaddo Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and many others. She spent her childhood in Brooklyn, New York, and served as board member and past president of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. A member of the National Council for Graywolf Press, Ms. LaMon has taught for over a decade in the multi-genre M.F.A. program at Adelphi University, where she currently holds the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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