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Women Writers of the Diaspora: Pamela Jackson


On Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, the Women Writers of the Diaspora series presents writer, actress, and performance artist Pamela Jackson who will present her one-woman show, G.E.M.S., followed by an open dialogue with the audience. This performance is free, but seating is limited; RSVP to NSPE301@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5615

This coming-of-age tale shows the tremendous strength it takes to overcome one’s past. Jackson’s show is an adaptation of sessions from her year-long healing work with her mother using a conflict-resolution dialogue process she created. She has used storytelling to strengthen relationships and developed a methodology for using personal storytelling for insight and decision-making. A New Yorker for the past 10 years, Jackson received her bachelor’s degree from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

This series celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora. Previous readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Jacqueline Bishop, Pamela Booker, Merle Collins, Carole Boyce Davies, Bridget Davis, Ifeona Fulani, Linda Susan Jackson, Tayari Jones, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Rosalind McLymont, Pam Mordecai, and others. The series is moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for Academic Services at The New School for Public Engagement.

The series continues on Thursday, April 5, when New Jersey-born author Monica A. Hand reads from her novel, me and Nina, and Thursday, April 19, when Jamiacan journalist, fiction writer, and environmental activist Diana McCauley reads from her novel, Dog-Heart.

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