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The Metropolitan Community College Creative Writing Forum is a two-day event to promote original, inspired writing in our College and community, as well as showcase the work of accomplished authors from across Nebraska and beyond. This year’s event is Oct. 25-26, 2019. The Forum includes sessions from keynote presenter, F. Douglas Brown. The opening reception, reading and Q&A with F. Douglas Brown, and an open mic with Todd Robinson will be hosted at KANEKO on Friday, October 25 from 6 – 10 PM. This event is free for KANEKO Members and $10 General Admission. KANEKO members can register through the KANEKO website and General Admission should reach out to Annette Guy to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About F. Douglas Brown: F. Douglas Brown is the author of ICON, a new collection of poetry from Writ Large Press in 2018, and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (URB Books, 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part of the Floodgate Poetry Series. Brown, an educator for over 20 years, currently teaches English and African American Poetry at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, and was selected by Poets & Writers as one of their ten notable Debut Poets of 2014. His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The PBS News Hour, The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review (CQR), The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of “un::fade::able – The Requiem for Sandra Bland,” a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism.
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