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Fri, Jul 12


Cafe con Libros, Bk

Summer 2019 Resident Literary Curator

In collaboration with Word Up Cafe, we're excited to announce Cafe con Libro's Inaugural Resident Curator, @NicoleShawan. Nicole Shawan Junior is a black, queer & hood-born storyteller, womynxst & felon. Her writing has appeared in @GayTheMagazine, @ForHarriet, @TheFeministWire, & more.

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Summer 2019 Resident Literary Curator
Summer 2019 Resident Literary Curator

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2019, 8:00 PM – Aug 29, 2019, 10:00 PM

Cafe con Libros, Bk, 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA

About the Event

Nicole Shawan Junior (Smith College BA | Pace University MST | Temple University JD) is a counter-storyteller who was born & bred in the bass-heavy beat & scratch of Brooklyn, where the Bed-Stuy cool of beautiful inner-city life barely survived the crippling caused by crack cocaine. She is a black, queer and hood-born womynxst, felon and former police prosecutor. Her writing has appeared in For Harriet, The Feminist Wire and Rigorous Magazine, to name a few. Her work has received support from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, African Voices, Black Film Space, the Black TV & Film Collective, Wildacres Writing Residency, Vanessa Martir's Writing Our Lives, and Nicole Dennis-Benn's Stuyvesant Writers Workshop. Nicole is a future Lambda Literary Emerging Voices Fellow and future SAFTA Fellow (summer 2019).  She is a 2018 Brooklyn Arts Nonfiction Prize finalist. She's also the creator of the Roots. Wounds. Words. Writing Workshop. Learn more by visiting

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