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[VIRTUAL] A Conversation with Monique L. Jones and Dr. DeMaris B. Hill

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In partnership with Magic City Poetry Festival, PEN America Birmingham is hosting an afternoon of conversation with scholar-authors Monique L. Jones and Dr. DaMaris B. Hill about women and the ongoing civil rights movement.

Both women will read from their most recent books and discuss the role of women in the civil rights movement, the current sociopolitical climate, and new directions in the movement.

Register in advance for the event on Saturday, October 10 at 1pm CT.


DaMaris B. Hill, Ph.D.Headshot Of Dr. DaMaris B. Hill is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing (Bloomsbury, 2019), a searing and powerful narrative-in-verse that bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration. It was an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in African American Poetry, and a Publishers Weekly top 10 history title for the season. A scholar as well as writer, her other books are The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and the chapbook, \Vi-zə-bəl\ \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures) (Mammoth Publications, 2015).

Headshot Of Monique L. JonesMonique L. Jones is a seven-year entertainment and pop culture writer, media critic, and TV/film reviewer. Jones graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has written for ShockYa, TV Equals, Racialicious, Black Girl Nerds, The Nerds of Color, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, SlashFilm, The Birmingham Times, and the Miami New Times.