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Khalisa Rae with Abigail Fitzpatrick Reading and book signing with the Poetry Society of South Carolina
April 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm PDT
Khalisa Rae is a poet, journalist, and educator in Durham, North Carolina, that speaks with fierce rebellion. She is the graduate of the Queens University MFA program, where she studied under renown authors, Claudia Rankine and Ada Limon. In 2012, her poetry chapbook, Real Girls Have Real Problems was published by Jacar Press. Her love for poetry and performance has led her to be an active member of the National Poetry Slam(NPS) community since 2010, and the host of various poetry open mics.
Khalisa went on to start the women and femme poetry organization, Poet.she Performing Arts in Greensboro, NC after graduating from N.C. A&T University in 2011. Upon relocating to Wilmington, NC, she started the Athenian Press- a BIPOC bookstore and resource center for women, femme, non-binary, and trans writers and artists. There she taught as an English professor and held the role of Community Outreach Director at the YWCA, among other advocacy titles with various nonprofits. Her work has been published widely and speaks to womanhood, anti-racism, identity, and generational trauma.
Abigail G. Fitzpatrick is an MFA candidate and Woodfin Fellow at the College of Charleston. She writes poetry, nonfiction and flash fiction pieces. When she is not reading or writing, she is playing with her two rescue bunnies or arguing with her mother over FaceTime.
This event is open to the public.