Tuesday, November 7, 2017

YA Speculative Fiction writer and poet, Thea Monyee

Thea is the first writer I met while on my search for women of color fiction writers who can bring energy, a wicked sense of humor, and a broad perspective on what is happening in the literary world. I felt immediately lucky and that the programs being planned were meant to happen once I talked to Thea. She had me laughing and shouting out, "speak," "yes," and "amen" the longer we spoke.

Thea understands people, and her imagination allows for stories that go beyond the world in which we walk, drive, and ride each day to make society go round. Her writing has layers and depth beyond time and current existence. It is what makes Thea unique and perfect for our second program when women of color talk identity, "Can you see me now?" next Tuesday, 11/14, at 6:30 pm. Please come early and join us for a reception where you can meet the writers and have a bite before the program starts.

Thea Monyee´ is an accomplished spoken word artist, speaker, and writer with credits that include appearances on HBO, BET, and TV One, performances at the legendary Ford Amphitheater and House of Blues in Los Angeles, countless college tours, and commissions to write poetry for the NAACP and other national organizations. In addition to blazing stages from theaters to film and television, Monyee´ is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Cal State L.A., a regular contributor to For Harriet and Black Girl in Om online publications, and co-host of Dem Black Mamas podcast. Currently, Thea is a contributor to SayWordLA.org and a board member of Manhood Camp for At-Risk males. She is the author of Murmurs of a MadWoman: An Unconventional Memoir, a contributor to Voices From Leimert Park Redux Anthology, and a signed author with Dystel, Goderich & Bourette.

Reception at 6:00 pm / Program commences at 6:30 pm in the Marion Davies Guest House parlor / RSVP via Eventbrite for this free public program

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