The feature of Java Monkey Speaks this week makes her way to us from Texas. What better way to kick off another month of artasticness (it's a word because I say it's a word).
About our feature
Princess McDowell is a poet, writer and journalist from Dallas, Texas. a black bipolar queer lesbian boi with a girly name who prefers purple over pink.
she's a dapper book nerd introvert who uses multiple writing forms to process pain, trauma and legacy. she began writing her own journey in social commentary and poems, releasing her first album of poetry entitled Not A Storybook ♥. She also self-published two chapbooks, faith move muscle and black boi: a bio.
she's an active member of the national poetry community, competing and volunteering at Women of the World Poetry Slam, and co-facilitating the youth poetry organization Dallas Youth Poets. in 2016, she was selected as a Pink Door literary fellow. she tours regularly and publishes work online with Rebellious Magazine for Women, a feminist magazine out of Chicago, and other outlets such as Autostraddle, shades magazine, Black Girl Nerds. she’s currently writing her first novel, a young adult science fiction story birthed from a picture she found on tumblr.
"Leveraging personal work to reach unpredictable audiences who stay loyal through unpredictable projects won’t be unusual—it’ll be the norm. "
Allison Samuels, "Inside the Weird, Industry-Shaking World of Donald Glover"
Hosted by Theresa Davis
The list goes up 7:30is, this event is free.
Show starts at 8pm
We pass the hat for out of town features.
No hate speech, homophobia, sexism, racism or general fuckery.
Come on through listen to poetry and music, have a sandwich, a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a piece of pie!
425 Church St, Decatur, Georgia 30030