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Join us for a reading by Kem Joy Ukwu, the author of the short story collection Locked Gray / Linked Blue, and Shin Watanabe, a poet and Ph.D. student at Binghamton University. Light refreshments will be served.

Kem Joy Ukwu is the author of the short story collection Locked Gray / Linked Blue, which was selected as a finalist for the 2016 New American Fiction Prize and was published by the Kindred Books Imprint of Brain Mill Press. Kem’s fiction has appeared in PANK, Jabberwock Review, Carve, The Brooklyn Quarterly, Auburn Avenue, TINGE, Blackberry: a Magazine, Blue Lake Review, and Day One. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and her master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Born and raised in the Bronx, she lives in New Jersey with her husband.

Shin Watanabe was born in Gainesville, Florida and has lived in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Nevada. He studied philosophy at the University of Minnesota and received an MFA in poetry at the University of Las Vegas. Shin is currently a Ph.D. student in English at Binghamton University, where he is working on a creative dissertation in poetry.

More information can be found here: https://broomearts.org/education/literati-series/