Sherese Francis “Natural An/Dems” Workshop and Reading
February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a performance as part of the For The Public group exhibition at Local Project. See full details about the For The Public exhibition.
Showcasing the “Griot Sé/Mwen’s Beyonsense (National An/dem in Kwenglish)” Banner and “Henry Brown’s Speakerboxxxez (Blue(s)Prints Series)” Banner, the artist will lead an iteration of my Natural An/Dems Workshop, inviting attendees to partake in a collaborative writing exchange and reading performance, treating poetry as a form of currency, a “meant” instead of a “mint,” where we exchange meaning. The end of the workshop will result in a collective “poetry bank” piece.
Sherese Francis is an Alkymist of the I-Magination and expresses her(e)self through poetry, interdisciplinary arts, workshop facilitation, editing, and literary curation. Her(e) work takes inspiration from her(e) Afro-Caribbean heritage (Barbados and Dominica), and studies in Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Arts, mythology and etymology. Some of her(e) work has been published in Furious Flower, Obsidian Lit, Rootwork Journal, Spoken Black Girl, The Operating System, Cosmonauts Avenue, No Dear, Apex Magazine, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, and Free Verse. Additionally, Sherese has published three chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls (Three Legged Elephant), Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling (Harlequin Creature), and Recycling a Why That Rules Over My Sacred Sight (DoubleCross Press). Besides publications, Sherese has had her(e) work featured in various exhibitions and showcases from The Lit Exhibit, NY Live Arts, Queens Public Library, York College Arts Gallery, King Manor Museum, WorksOnWater, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica Flux, Baxter St Camera Club, Bliss On Bliss, Maleza Proyectos, The Rubenstein Art Center and Ely Center for Contemporary Art.