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[VIRTUAL] Activism is the Rent I Pay: A Conversation with Angela Jackson-Brown and Arnee Odoms

Angela Jackson-Brown and Arnee Odoms headshots with “When Stars Rain Down” book cover in center; at the bottom: “Activism is the Rent I Pay: A Conversation with Angela Jackson-Brown and Arnee Odoms” and logos of AWC, Magic City Poetry Festival, and PEN America Birmingham

The PEN America Birmingham chapter is proud to partner with the Alabama Writers’ Cooperative and Magic City Poetry Festival for an event during the AWC Annual Conference.

Join award-winning author Angela Jackson-Brown and the Alabama State Coordinator for Black Voters Matter Arnee Odoms in an event sponsored by PEN America Birmingham. Jackson-Brown will read from her recent novel, When Stars Rain Down, and then join Odoms in discussion on how literary engagement can be a powerful springboard for engaging in regional activism and the fight for freedom of expression.

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Panelists

Angela Jackson-Brown headshotAngela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet, and playwright who teaches creative writing and English at Ball State University. She is the author of the novel Drinking From A Bitter Cup and has been published in numerous literary journals. Her new novel, When Stars Rain Down, to be published by Thomas Nelson (an imprint of HarperCollins), was recently published. Jackson-Brown was recently awarded, by the Alabama Library Association, the Alabama Authors Award in poetry.

Arnee Odoms is the Alabama state coordinator at Black Voters Matter. Odoms is a political consultant who resides in Birmingham.

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