Boundless Tales Reading Series: February
The second edition of the new Boundless Tales Reading Series took place at The Local in Long Island City. Hosted by Boundless Tales alum Marianna Nash, five emerging Queens writers read from their latest work.
Adepeju Adeyemo, a writer and storyteller based in South East Queens, was born and raised in Lagos. She read poems that spoke of her Nigerian origins and her experiences of being an "other" in America
Basia Winograd is a filmmaker, writer and teacher living in Sunnyside. She teaches fiction
at Hunter College. She read an excerpt from her novel in progress, set in Poland in 1962.
Justin Vibbert lives in Sunnyside and is a writer and lecturer. He read from his first published work of fiction, Form and Void, a murder mystery novel.
Meher Manda, a journalist, poet and short story writer from Mumbai, read from essays and short stories on Becoming her Mother, and that explored what it meant to be a Liberal Indian Woman, and The "C" word.
Jessica Espinoza, who lives in Jackson Heights, teaches science at Middle School 217 in Jamaica. Her narratives include themes of immigration, feminism, gender, sexuality and education. She read her poem Mother.