Poet to visit WWU, provide creative writing workshop
|2/11/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie will be at William Woods University Feb. 25 to do a poetry reading, question and answer session and creative writing workshop. The reading and Q&A will be held at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Tallie is a writer, educator and performer. Her writing deals with silence, sexism and racism. She has taught writing and performed her poetry in North America, Europe and Southern Africa, and she was the recipient of a 2010 Queens Council on the Arts grant.
Critics say her poetry is powerful and exciting to read. Her first book of poetry, “Karma’s Footsteps,” was published in 2011 and is available on Amazon.
Tallie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication at Clark Atlanta University and her Master of Fine Arts degree in English and Creative Writing at Mills College. She is an adjunct lecturer in the English Department at York College in Queens, N.Y.
She has taught at Pratt Institute, Medgar Evers College and Bedford-Stuyvesant Street Academy High School, all in Brooklyn. In 2004-05, she taught grammar, analytical reading, editing and creative writing to 200 college students at Rundu College of Education in Namibia as a volunteer with the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH).