A Poetry Event

Ellen Hagan and Marta Miranda-Straub are members of The Affrilachian Poets and are featured in Black Bone: 25 Years of Affrilachian Poets, published by the University of Kentucky Press in 2017.  

A Poetry Event! Friday, July 20th 6:00 - 7:30 pm Reading at 6:30 1825 Frankfort Avenue

Join us for a night of collective creative! Food, drink, and fun. 




Ellen Hagan

Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. Her latest collection of poetry Hemisphere, was published by Northwestern University Press, Spring 2015. Watch Us Rise, her upcoming YA collaboration with Renée Watson will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2019.  Ellen's poems and essays can be found on ESPNW.com, in the pages of Creative NonfictionUnderwired MagazineShe Walks in Beauty (edited by Caroline Kennedy), HuizacheSmall Batch, and Southern Sin. Her first collection of poetry, Crowned was published by Sawyer House Press in 2010. A proud Kentucky writer, Ellen is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, Conjure Women, and is co-founder of the girlstory collective. She lives with her husband and daughters in New York City. www.ellenhagan.com



Marta Miranda-Straub

Marta Miranda-Straub is Afro-Caribean and identifies as "Cubalachain": Cuban by birth and Appalachian by the Grace of God. She writes about issues of identity and place; she is a published author, poet, and story-teller. Marta was inducted into the Affrilichan poets in 2006 by Frank X Walker. She is currently working on her memoir, Cradled by Skeletons, to be published in Spring 2019 by Shadeland Modern Press. She is recently retired as the President and Chief Empowerment Officer of The Center for Women and Families. She is the Founder of Catapult NOW LLC, an Organizational, Leadership and Training Consulting Practice and a partner in The Collective.    www.catapultingnow.com