Friday, June 1, 2012

June Sunday Kind of Love: Jill Leininger & Sonya Renee!

Sunday Kind of Love
Jill Leininger
  & Sonya Renee

Sunday June 17, 2012
5-7 pm

Busboys and Poets 
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Hosted by Sarah Browning 
& Katy Richey
As always, open mic follows! 

Co-Sponsored by Busboys and Poets 
& Split This Rock  

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A 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow, Jill Leininger's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in cream city reviewPoetry International, and the Harvard Review Online. Her chapbook "The Way I'll Leave You" was selected by Mark Doty as the 2011 Bloom Poetry Chapbook, to be published this fall. "Roof Picnic Skies, New York," a sequence of prose poems, is also available from dancing girl press.
Poet, Activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee believes in the life shifting power of art. She is a National and International poetry slam champion. Believing that art is a vehicle for social change and personal transformation, Sonya is founder of the The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement focused on radical self love and body empowerment. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Off Our Backs and Spokenword Revolution Redux. Her first poetry collection, A Little Truth on Your Shirt was published by GirlChild Press in June of 2010. Ms. Renee has been seen on HBO, BET, MTV, CNN, and the Oxygen Network.  She continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally and recently became a member of the Split This Rock Board of Directors.  

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