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Conference Update

Shanta Lee will accept the Abel Meeropol Social Justice Writing Award

Conference Update: New Keynote & Award Winner
WriteAngles conference has a new keynote speaker! We are delighted to welcome Shanta Lee to the conference, where she will accept the Abel Meeropol Social Justice Writing Award and give the keynote address.
Shanta Lee is an award-winning writer across genres and visual artist. She was the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and a gubernatorial appointee to the Vermont Humanities Council Board of Directors. Her 2023 poetry collection, illustrated by Alan Blackwell, Black Metamorphoses explores the Black psyche, body, soul, through inversion and brazen confrontation of work that has shaped Western civilization in what she calls a conversation, interpretation, and interrogation of Ovid. It was a finalist for the Hudson Prize, shortlisted for the Cowles Poetry Book Prize and longlisted for the Idaho Poetry Prize. Her 2021 collection, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues won the 2020 Diode Press full-length book prize and the 2021 Vermont Book Award. Her website is Shantalee.com.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, who was originally scheduled to give the keynote, is no longer able to participate in the Conference.
As I write this, there are only 10 seats still available for the conference, so if you've been putting off registering, don't wait too long! We're looking forward to seeing you at WriteAngles.

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