Bring your lunch and join author and professor Dr. DaMaris B. Hill for a conversation about her new book A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing. Learn how she artfully captures the personas of her subjects and gain a deeper insight into the process of writing a best-seller.

In her latest work, Hill presents bitter, unflinching history that artfully captures the personas of these captivating, bound yet unbridled African-American women. Her passionate odes to Zora Neale Hurston, Lucille Clifton, Fannie Lou Hamer, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, and others also celebrate the modern-day inheritors of their load and light, binding history, author, and reader in an essential legacy of struggle.

Learn best practices on how to bring characters to life and gain first-hand insight on how to navigate the publishing world in this interactive session.

About The Author

Dr. DaMaris B. Hill is a writer. Her books include The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the Heartland and \ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures), a short collection of poems. Her narrative-in-verse, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Publishing. Hill is also writing a novel about girls that were incarcerated during the 1930s. She is represented by Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.

Her work is modeled after the work of Toni Morrison and an expression of her theories regarding ‘rememory.’ In addition to working or taking workshops with writers such as Lucille Clifton, Thomas Glave, Sterling Watson, Nikky Finney, Marita Golden, Natasha Trethewey, David Rivard and Monifa Love-Asante, Hill sought to strengthen her writing with a PhD in English. Her development as a writer has also been enhanced by the institutional support of the The MacDowell Colony, Key West Literary Seminar/Writers Workshops, Callaloo Literary Writers Workshop, The Watering Hole Poetry, Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, Project on the History of Black Writing, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Sicily, The Furious Flower Poetry Center, The Urban Bush Women and others.

Similar to her creative process, Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary and examines the intersections between artistic criticisms, cultural studies, and digital humanities. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky.

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