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First Tuesdays Presents Sherese Francis
June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based published poet, writer, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies like Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler and Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts. She was previously the literary director of the Queens Book Festival and currently is one of its literary advisors. Her current projects include her Afrofuturism-inspired blog, Futuristically Ancient; her southeast Queens based pop up bookshop/mobile library, J. Expressions, for which she received a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts grant; an upcoming fantasy novel, The E; and poetry collections in progress, “And the Water Breaks” and “Lady Liberty.”
Open Mic signup starts at 6:30. In addition, there is a $5 minimum food purchase.