Blood Jet Reading Series
Mixing genres in July:
We have two poets and prose writer coming up July 3rd.
Open mic to follow
Featured Readers: Megan Volpert, Justin Lacour and Keturah Kendrick
Megan Volpert is the author of many books on popular culture, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists and an American Library Association honoree. Her newest work is Boss Broad (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019). She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for over a decade and was 2014 Teacher of the Year. She writes for PopMatters and has edited anthologies of philosophical essays on the music of Tom Petty and the television series RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Justin Lacour lives in New Orleans. He writes poetry and fiction, makes large puppets, and raises children. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from Bayou, New Orleans Review Web Features, Gasher, and other small magazines.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Keturah Kendrick’s home is the world. As a child of the south, she grew up receiving persistent and pervasive messages about her limitations as a girl and her deficiencies as an African American. However, the fires of destiny continually kept those poisonous messages at bay.
Having lived on three continents, Keturah Kendrick presently lives between Shanghai, China and New York City. She chronicles her life and those of ordinary Black women living extraordinary lives on her cutting-edge podcast, Unchained. Unbothered. In its second season, Unchained. Unbothered. features women from all walks of life who find common ground in their perspectives on 21st century Black womanhood.
Keturah’s upcoming book project, No Thanks: Black, Female, and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone (She Writes Press: June, 2019), is a collection of essays chronicling her challenges and reflections on living while Black, woman, single and childfree around the globe.