Valentine Pierce is a spoken word artist, writer, editor, and actor. Publications include "The Fabric of Our Lives" in Mending for Memory and "Reincarnation" in the Maple Leaf Rag VI. Performances include Postcards from Over the Edge, a local production of the National Performance Network. Pierce was writer-in-residence at A Studio in the Woods in 2006. Her debut poetry book was Geometry of the Heart. Her chapbook, Up Decatur, is forthcoming from Laurel Review Press.
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (contributor)
An anthology of poems from women who proudly celebrate their own nastiness and that of other women who have served as nasty role models; poems by and about women defying limitations and lady-like expectations; women refusing to be "nice girls;" women embracing their inner bitch when the situation demands it; women being formidable and funny; women speaking to power and singing for the good of their souls; women being strong, sexy, strident, super-smart, and stupendous; women who want to encourage little girls to keep dreaming.
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