A g Thing! presents MELANIN VOICES: AN EVENING OF POETRY AND LIVE LIT.
Join us in showcasing and celebrating the unsung voices of black women in literature. Chicago authors Jenny Marie Christian, Glenance Green, and JeTuan Jones will be reading and performing work from each of their new books. Autographed copies of the books will be available for purchase during the event.
Author of Shades of Green, Glenance Green is a Chicago-based writer, scholar, activist, playwright, filmmaker, and recreational athlete. She writes for liberation and freedom. This is her first book. When Glenance is not writing or creating beautiful things in various art forms, she is traveling the world and diligently working as an agent of change.
Author of The R&B Love Series Volume 1, JeTuan Jones is an author and eclectic entrepreneur. When she isn't writing for herself, she is ghostwriting, book coaching, copywriting, and spiritual life coaching. She has dedicated her life to her love of pushing people to their highest good and writing. She has written over 50 books under various pen names and is finally coming out of her shell by returning to the genre she's loved since a teen, African American Romance.
Author of Pretty, Positive and Prosperous: Principles of Life, Jenny Marie Christian is a muse of the arts, ambitious, and a determined philanthropist. Born, Jennifer Marie Christian in Chicago to the blues legend, “Little Johnny” Christian and the educator, servant of the Lord Mary Christian-Jones is where it began. Jenny realized at an early age through the impact of her father’s music on others and her mother’s work, she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Jenny published her first book You Broke My Heart, Now Go to Hell in 2008. Pretty, Positive and Prosperous is her second. Jenny’s personal stories are used in her books and blogs as a vehicle to spread the message of “allow every adversity to make you better and not bitter” to every young woman across globe.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, all ages are welcome.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The location is accessible by public transportation and there is metered parking on the street nearby (free after 6p). The parking lot located in the back of the bookstore is free to event attendees as well.
What can I bring into the event?
An open heart and an open mind, and cash ($) in case you feel compelled to support one or more local authors.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact the organizer via email at email@example.com.