Christine Jean Blain

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Kimberly McCrae

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Christine Jean Blain is a Haitian American writer and educator. She is co-curator for Cultivating Content, Craft and Conversation. Ms. Blain has received residencies and fellowships from Hedgebrook, VONA Voices and DreamYard. She is also a founding member of Dubai SpeakEasy, Write Hard, an inclusive women’s writing and performance collective. Her work can be found in African Voices, Sukoon Magazine of Arab themed art & Literature, Gumbo Magazine and NYU Abu Dhabi's Electra Street Journal.

About Us...

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Developer

Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae) is an African American writer, social justice advocate/activist and educator. Kim is an international advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and Women's empowerment, with a focus and concentration on Black women. Her work can be found in Love WITH Accountability, Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse (The Spin's online forum and the Anthology released in October 2019), and you can find her series titled The Ministry of Black Women's Self-Care hosted in various venues and tailored to global audiences of Black women. Kim engages poetry, spoken word and other forms of art as vehicles of intervention in her social justice work and community engagement.

Our Focus...

 

Cultivating Content, Craft and Conversation is an inclusive collaborative space designed to nurture the 21st century literary artist.

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Offerings...

 

Write-Ins (Craft and Accountability) are self directed writing space. Participants will be provided with prompts to aid in the generation of ideas but will move on to work on larger bodies of work or continue to develop the work generated by the prompt. Participants will have the opportunity to share portions of their work if they so choose at the close of the 1.5hr session. (45-55mins spent writing)

Workshops (Content) are collaborative, so participants will be asked to help shape the space by sharing their voices, thoughts and experiences. In this gathering we will offer writing prompts and exercises to delve into our craft. Constructive feedback is encouraged.

The Roundtable (Conversation) is an inclusive collaborative space designed to nurture the 21st century literary artist. Participants are encouraged to not only share their art but to also add to the conversation about the role and purpose of art in our current global and local context. This community is collaborative so participants will be asked to help shape the space by sharing their voices, thoughts and experiences.

 

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