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Stephani Maari Booker

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Stephani Maari Booker of Minneapolis writes prose and poetry for the page and for performance in which she wrestles with her multiple marginalized identities: African American, lesbian, lower-class.

She holds a B.A. in English-Professional and Technical Writing (minor in Sociology) from the University of Memphis—magna cum laude, with honors in English—and an M.F.A. in Writing (nonfiction concentration) from Hamline University of St. Paul, MN.

Other publications she has contributed to include Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride, Adrienne Issue 04: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, Phati'tude Literary Magazine Vol. 2 No. 4 Winter 2011 Celebrating Black History Through Literature From the Harlem Renaissance to Today, The Ultimate Audition Boo

Smashwords summer/winter ebook sale

Smashwords is holding its annual Summer/Winter Sale July 1-31, named for it being summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern right now. I will be putting both my Athena Persephoni Publications ebooks on sale during that time.

Cultural Etiquette: a Guide for the Well-Intentioned by the late Amoja Three Rivers will be 50 percent off, and my my sci-fi booklet Secret Insurrection: St Read more of this blog post »
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Stephani Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has reprinted the excerpt to my erotic story "The Trade-In" that's now readable in full in Coming Together: Girl on Girl: http://pittsburghflashfictiongazette....

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