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Hello hello southern writing friends!

Lengthening evenings and cooler days signal the beginning of fall. And what a lovely season it is!

Join us on September 9th we kick off the 2nd season of the Southern Writers Reading Series with four lovely ladies doing literature proud: Carrie Hawks, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Kimberly Faith Waid and Lauren Hunter.

Carrie Hawks journeyed to Barnard College to study Art History and Printmaking. She joined the Barnard Literary Society contributing poems and artwork. Just after graduation, she absconded to Japan for a spell. After several nights of frozen feet, she bought a car, learned how to drive stick and headed to Atlanta, GA. She attended Georgia State University and earned a BFA in Graphic Design. Back in New York, she works as a designer and creates various forms of art. She’s thrilled to be participating in this reading series.

Kamilah Aisha Moon is an alumna of Cave Canem, a Paumanok Award semi-finalist, a recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in several journals and anthologies. She has also led creative writing residencies for the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project, Acentos, Community~Word Project and Voices UnBroken. Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. A native of Nashville, TN, currently living in Brooklyn, NY, she is revising two manuscripts: Intricate Beauty and She Has A Name, a collection of poetry themed around her sister’s journey living with Autism

Kimberly Faith Waid hails from Montgomery, Alabama, which instilled in her a deep reverence for Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, blackberries, and ghost stories. She received her B.F.A. from The Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. She is a writer of both fiction and journalism—the latter having been published in ArtSlant, MetroMix, and The Los Angeles Times. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Fiction at New York University where she is also teaching an undergraduate course in creative writing. When she is not at work on her first novel, she handles public relations for Washington Square, NYU’s nationally distributed literary journal.

Lauren Hunter is from North Carolina and lives in Brooklyn. She has poems in pax americana and an MFA from the New School. She reads as Harriett Van Os in The Poetry Brothel, and wishes she had a proper Southern accent.

Hope to see you there!!

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