Past Features

February 20, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Author and Poet to Lead Off Faculty-Student Read-In

Keisha-Gaye Anderson
Keisha-Gaye Anderson
Author and poet Keisha-Gaye Anderson will be the featured guest at the Women's Studies 11th Annual Faculty-Student Read-In on Wednesday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the South Atrium of the Leonard Lief Library. The event, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate the voices of Black women in prose, verse, and song.

Anderson is the Associate Director of Lehman's Office of Media Relations and Publications, as well as a student in Lehman's Master of English Literature program. In her more than 10 years of experience as a journalist, she has written for magazines such as Black Enterprise, Psychology Today, Teen People, Upscale and Honey and has worked for broadcasters like CBS, PBS, and NHK (Japanese television).

As a spoken word artist, she has performed at a number of venues, including the Knitting Factory and CBGB's Lounge in Manhattan and the Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica, West Indies. Her poems have been published in two Yale University Press anthologies, entitled Poems on the Road to Peace, and her non-fiction essay was published in the Seal Press anthology Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues. Circle Unbroken, published in 2003, is her first full-length book of poetry.

For more information on this event, call (718) 960-1160.