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Darise JeanBaptiste is a Bronx native and fiction writer who currently resides in Brooklyn. She earned her MFA from Rutgers-Newark and her MA in English from Brooklyn College, where she began teaching English composition. Darise works with youth in schools and nonprofit organizations to achieve college access. Her pathway to writing fiction began with her journal. Darise has written for The Press & Sun-Bulletin, The Ithaca Journal, and City Limits. Darise is a VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation) alum and a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow. In her creative process, she aims to trace the trajectory toward a woman’s embrace of her intuitive power. Follow Darise at darisejeanbaptiste.com or on Twitter @darisejean.
Author Talks is a partnership between Rutgers University Newark MFA and Military Park offering readings on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM from May to September at the Military Park Reading Room.
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