Sep
17

Author Zetta Elliot @ JXTA

  • DATE: Saturday, September 17th
  • TIME: 10am-11:30am
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts
    2007 Emerson Avenue N.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
Zetta

Author photo by Valerie Caesar

JXTA is hosting a workshop on art, history and archives featuring Black feminist poet, playwright, essayist, novelist and children’s author, Zetta Elliot!

Here’s more about Zetta:

Born in Canada, Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York, Chicago, and Cleveland. Her essays have appeared inThe Huffington Post, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She is the author of over twenty books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book Bird. Her urban fantasy novel, Ship of Souls, was named a Booklist Top Ten Sci-fi/Fantasy Title for Youth. Three books published under her own imprint, Rosetta Press, have been named Best Children’s Books of the Year by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. Rosetta Press generates culturally relevant stories that center children who have been marginalized, misrepresented, and/or rendered invisible in traditional children’s literature. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

The event is a partnership of the Givens Collection of African American Literature and Umbra: Search African American History.