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NY Writers Workshop
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Ifeona Fulani teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University. Her research interests include Caribbean, African and Black British literatures and cultures and her recent publications include a volume of essays, Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of West Indies Press, 2012). Her scholarly articles have been published in journals such as Small Axe, Anthurium and Frontiers: A journal of Women’s Studies. She is also a creative writer and author of a collection of short stories titled Ten Days in Jamaica (2012), and a novel, Seasons of Dust (1997), as well as stories published in the Beacon’s Best anthology series, in Small Axe,and in Black Renaissance /Renaissance Noir. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Comparative Literature, both from New York University.


James Polchin’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming from The Smart Set, The New Inquiry, Painted Bride Quarterly, Lambda Literary Review, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Brevity, and the White Review. In 2010 he founded the online site Writing in Public that features the best contemporary essays drawn from international, online literary journals and magazines, and reviews current books of essays and memoirs. He has taught writing at Princeton University, The American University in Washington, D.C., and the New School for Public Engagement. He currently is full time faculty of writing in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University.


Emma Claire Sweeney has won Arts Council, Royal Literary Fund and Escalator Awards, and has been shortlisted for several others, including the Asham, Wasafiri and Fish. She teaches creative writing at New York University London; co-runs – a website on female literary friendship; and publishes features and pieces on disability for the likes of the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and The Times. Owl Song at Dawn, a novel inspired by her autistic sister, will be published by Legend Press in 2016. A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf - which she is co-writing with her own friend, Emily Midorikawa - will come out in 2017 with Aurum Press in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA.

Location RED ROOM NYC, 85 E. 4th Street
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