Roundtable with MK Chavez, author of "Dear Animal" and "Mothermorphosis"

Monday, December 13, 2021 6 pm to 7 pm

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The Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is hosting a reading and roundtable discussion with author, poet, and creative arts advocate, MK Chavez.

Oakland-based writer, MK Chavez, is a champion for public health and social justice. She is the author of several chapbooks, one of which is Mothermorphosis (Nomadic Press, 2016). Her first full-length collection of poetry is Dear Animal (Nomadic Press).

Chavez is co-founder and co-curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, curator of the Fruitvale Friday readings at Nomadic Press, co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and recipient of a 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. She believes in literary confrontation and its capacity to challenge all forms of oppression.

She is a recipient of a 2017 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award and her poem “The New Whitehouse, Finding Myself Among the Ruins” was selected by Eileen Myles for the Cosmonauts Avenue 2017 Poetry Award. She is a co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, a fellow with CantoMundo, and guest curator of the reading series at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the Fall of 2018.

See more of Chavez on YouTube https://youtu.be/ocuyqmMRTcc
This event promises to be amazing. Pre-register for it on Zoom.

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