Kelly Norman Ellis

“i’m a two headed woman

still a piece of the caul in my eye

I’m a two headed woman

a piece of caul still in my eye

i sees cradle to grave

and don’t never ask why”  – Aperture by Kelly Norman Ellis

It’s time for pumpkin pie and Proyecto Latina! This month we are excited to feature the fabulous and fierce Kelly Norman Ellis! Last year, she organized the Conjure Woman workshop at Chicago State University and it was wonderful opportunity to connect with writers from the African-American community.  I walked away inspired and empowered by listening to the  stories being told by this community of writers. Next week, Kelly will be reading poems of desire, love and home from her upcoming collection Offerings of Desire (upcoming Williow Books). Read more about Kelly below.

Proyecto Latina Reading Series – FREE

@Cobalt Studio

Monday, November 21, 2011 from 7p.m. to 9p.m.

1950 W. 21st St 1st floor - Storefront

Chicago, IL 60608

Click here for directions

CTA: Damen Pink line stop / #50 Damen Bus

Kelly Norman Ellis is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Chicago State University. She is also the director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at CSU. She is a poet whose work has appeared in Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry, Spirit and Flame, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Boomer Girls, Essence Magazine, Obsidian, Calyx, and Cornbread Nation.

She is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women writer’s grant and is a Cave Canem fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.  She is the author of Tougaloo Blues published by Third World Press and the upcoming Offerings of Desire.

Special thanks to Adriana Baltazar, Creative Director and our venue sponsor:

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