• Negression

  • Workshops and conversations on creating

  • Discussions of novels, stories and media

  • Lectures on American culture and society, women's issues, Black history and consciousness, Black women's labor and culture, and justice matters.

(photo: DeJohn Barnes)

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Kalisha has been a guest of American Writers Museum, University of Chicago Emerging Writers Series, University of Chicago Gender Studies Department, Northwestern Lane Humanities Series, Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College-CUNY, School of the Art Institute-Chicago M.F.A Program, Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writing and Literature Conference, Chicago State University M.F.A. Program, New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, University of Arkansas for the late E. Lynn Harris, Waubonsee Community College, Oakton College Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, American Library Association Conference, National Council of Teachers of English Conference, National Book Club Conference, Union League Club Chicago, Literature For All of Us (Chicago), Kankakee Community College, Kankakee Public Library, New York Public Libraries, Brooklyn Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Libraries, South Street Seaport Museum and Neighborhood Writing Alliance. She has volunteered to teach writing to formerly incarcerated women through PEN American Center’s Prison Writing Program. She has also taught writing, humanities, literacy and more to all ages and levels throughout New York City, Chicago and her native Kankakee, Illinois. 


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