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First Tuesdays Presents Sherese Francis

June 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Sherese Fran­cis is a south­east Queens-based pub­lished poet, writer, blog­ger and lit­er­ary cura­tor. She has pub­lished work in jour­nals and antholo­gies like New­town Lit­er­ary, Black­ber­ry Mag­a­zine, Kalyani Mag­a­zine, Near Kin: A Col­lec­tion of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia But­ler and Bared: Con­tem­po­rary Poet­ry and Art on Bras and Breasts. She was pre­vi­ous­ly the lit­er­ary direc­tor of the Queens Book Fes­ti­val and cur­rent­ly is one of its lit­er­ary advi­sors. Her cur­rent projects include her Afro­fu­tur­ism-inspired blog, Futur­is­ti­cal­ly Ancient; her south­east Queens based pop up bookshop/mobile library, J. Expres­sions, for which she received a 2017 Queens Coun­cil on the Arts grant; an upcom­ing fan­ta­sy nov­el, The E; and poet­ry col­lec­tions in progress, “And the Water Breaks” and “Lady Lib­er­ty.”

Open Mic signup starts at 6:30. In addi­tion, there is a $5 min­i­mum food pur­chase.


June 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Richard Jeffrey Newman


Espresso 77
35-57 77th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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