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Speaker Program: Chantel Massey at North Manchester Public Library

Chantel Massey

Nov. 18, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

North Manchester Public Library

This event is virtual.

Chantel Massey will Speak on thursday, nov. 18 at North Manchester Public Library

Noted Indiana poet Chantel Massey will present a virtual evening of poetry reading and conversation. The appearance is made possible through the support of an Indiana Authors Award grant, administered by Indiana Humanities. The virtual event, which begins at 6 p.m., is open to the public, free of charge.

Chantel Massey (she/her) is a poet, author, teaching artist, educator, and anime lover based in Indiana. Massey has received fellowships with Hurston/Wright Foundation and The Watering Hole. She is a 2019 Best of Net Award nominee and author of Bursting At The Seams (VK Press, 2018).  Massey founded the literary arts organization, UnLearn Arts, cultivating and amplifying the craft and wellness of BIPOC writers. 
 
Massey’s work advocates for human rights and social justice. She explores their depth with confessional and emotional honesty through Blackness, womanhood, identity, memory/archive, familial relationships, the process and act of giving up self- betrayal, and the riot of Black joy.  Massey is on a life-long mission to inspire curiosity, celebration, and creativity and to challenge how we engage with the world. Her work can be found in Solstice Literary Magazine, Indianapolis ReviewTurnpike Magazine, and other forthcoming online and print publications.
 
Alongside performing poetry, Massey serves as board member and Community Outreach Committee member for youth poetry organization, Word As Bond, editor at Sidepiece Magazine, co-host for Tea’s Me Cafe Open Mic with poet, Eric Saunders, every first Friday. By day she is a special education teacher providing an equitable education to little humans, a student at Marian University studying to better provide for those little humans, and a Caliban Art Board Member.