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Akiera Xavina Charles: Writer Residency


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Dreaming Sexuality of Grenadian Women & Girls
Wednesdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Until August 11th 2016

A workshop series focused on using creative writing as a tool for exploring Grenadian women’s sexuality. Akiera intends for participants of her workshop series to bask in the sci-fi and Black feminism vibes that are the works of writers, like Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor and many others.z

Free & open to women of all sexualities.

The Series has begun but REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!




IMG_2740Akiera Xavina Charles
Groundation Grenada Writer-in-Residence

Hailing from the concrete jungle an ocean away in the overly gentrified, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Akiera is a Grenadian born, mango-loving, queer woman.  As a 2015-2016 recipient of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, Akiera has been selected by her institution, New York University’s (NYU) Gallatin School of Individualized Study to take part in documenting the dreams, desires, and experiences of women loving women in Grenada. Her research delves into the realms of afro-futurism, magical realism and speculative fiction.

Feel free to poke and prod her with questions about creative writing stuff, survival as a queer twenty-something year old, love, sex and any other random ‘destroy white supremacy’ tidbits.

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