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Annual Women’s History Month Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading featuring R. Erica Doyle
March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday, March 27, 2014; 6:15 pmPerformance + Performance Studies with The Writing Program at Pratt Institute & Belladonna* presents: the Annual Women’s History Month Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading featuring R. Erica Doyler. erica doyle’s first book, proxy, cameout last year from the Belladonna* Collaboratice. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground:A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing. Her poetry and fiction appear in various journals, including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Bloom, From the Fishouse, Blithe House Quarterly and Sinister Wisdom. She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Humanities Council of DC and Poets and Writers, and she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Erica is also a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers.Location: Pratt Institute: 208 DeKalb Hall, Brooklyn, NY