The Growler

Interview with Sharon Bridgforth (October 27, 2015)

• How the page is like a canvas for poets 
• The effect music has had on her writing 
• The importance of creating & tending to artistic families 
• Advice to writers afraid to put themselves out there 
• Art as a vehicle for social justice 
• What she wants people to get out of her work 

Bridgforth tells blues-based stories from a queer, African American perspective. Laced with humor, African spiritual traditions, and characters of indeterminate gender, her genre-breaking stories focus on community and survival. A dynamic performer, Bridgforth will read from her works. October 27, 2015