Chicago's 19-year-old women of color literary organization, Literary Exchange, is releasing its long-awaited anthology, Mother Tongues. A book release party is Sunday, March 7, 5-8 p.m. at Ain't That Sweet Cafe, 4315 S. State in Chicago.
Proceeds from sales of the anthology will benefit LE's prison library project, women's shelter project, and other programs.
Mother Tongues, edited by Yaounde Olu, Rhonda Kendall and C.C. Carter, features a number of prominent and up-and-coming poets, authors and artists from across the U.S. and Europe.
Featured are Kay Barrett, Heather D. Bishop, Sharon Bridgforth, C.C. Carter, FireSong, Anel L. Flores, Kristen L. Johnson, E. Nina Jay, Juarez Hawkins, Carol James, Carol Metellus, Lani T. Montreal, Lisa C. Moore, Nano, Valerie Mason-John, Nazirah P. Mickey, Letta Neely, Sonja Perryman, Poet on Watch, Donna Rose, Carolyn Stokes, and Roni Trailer.
Contributors will be on hand to sign copies.
Call (773) 509-6881.