Passionate Educator, Author Tallie Coming to TAMIU Feb. 20
Posted: 2/14/13

Passionate Educator, Author Tallie TAMIU’s
‘Voices in the Monte’ Author Feb. 20

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Poet and educator Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the 2013 Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Writing Center Voices in the Monte visiting author. She will present a “Talk on Craft” at 11 a.m. and have a reading and book signing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the TAMIU Student Center 236.

Admission is free and open to the public.

A poet, writer and educator, Tallie currently teaches English at York College in Queens, NY. Her work focuses on women, creativity and the healing power of art.

Tallie’s first book of poetry, “Karma’s Footsteps,” was recently published by UK-based Flipped Eye Press. In it, she tackles issues of racism and sexism while celebrating the healing power of voices raised against injustice.

Her poetry has been featured on Dutch television and is the subject of this short film: http://vimeo.com/26715816

“Voices in the Monte” is intended to provide an opportunity for students and the public to visit with local, regional and national writers who share their personal vision of writing and finding their voice. The Series encourages interaction among people from the University, the city and the surrounding area with visiting writers.

For more information, contact Kimberly Thomas, director, TAMIU Writing Center, at kthomas@tamiu.edu or 326.2885.

Writing Center hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. and closed Saturday.

Additional information is also available on the Writing Center’s pages at facebook.com/txamiu.writing and twitter.com/tamiuwc and on the free TAMIU mobile app available at tamiu.edu/mobile/apps

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