Jeffrey Davis & Linda Jones
When: March 4th, 2010
Where: Members Only Salon
Jeffrey Davis is author of the non-fiction book The Journey from the Center to the Page (Penguin 2004; updated ed., Monkfish 2008) and the poetry collection City Reservoir (Barnburner Press). He teaches in Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Professional Writing Program, at the UNM Taos Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. He also coaches best-selling authors and aspiring authors around the country. He lives in upstate New York and is at work on a collection of short stories and a non-fiction book that tracks wonder.
Linda Jones has used stories about hair in her writing as a device to explore lifestyle and cultural issues. She founded A Nappy Hair Affair in 1998 and made it an extension of her commitment as a writer to help dispel stereotypes and negative perceptions of people of color. With the help of her team of nappy proponents, Linda produced a short video documentary, which was part of the 2000 Dallas Video Festival. She also gathered artists together to produce the “Love & Nappiness,” spoken work and music CD and a stage production called “The Love and Nappiness Revue.” She also produced a member newsletter called the Nappy News and her Natually Speaking column became a monthly feature of the website Naturallycurly.com.
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