7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Public Reading and Q&A | Escondido Theatre (Student Union Bldg. lower level)
Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer. She has taught writing
and performed her poetry in North America, Europe, and Southern Africa. She is the
recipient of a 2010 Queens Council on the Arts grant for her research on herbalists
of the African Diaspora working in urban and non-traditional settings. Her writing
has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Crab Orchard
Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, Go, Tell Michelle (SUNY), Listen Up! (One World Ballantine) and Revenge and Forgiveness (Henry Holt). She has appeared on Dutch television and her work has been the subject of a short
film “I Leave My Colors Everywhere.” Her first collection of poetry, Karma’s Footsteps, was released by Flipped Eye Publishing in September of 2011. She teaches at York
College in New York City.
Hosted by the Women's Studies Program and the TTU/TTUHSC Black Faculty & Staff Association.
Additional sponsor include; TTU Black Graduate Student Association and the Department
of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. "My Great-Great-Granmother Talks to Michelle Obama" (2012)