Blood Jet Poetry Series hosts fiction night with Ambata Kazi-Nance and Jessica Kinnison at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at BJ’s in the Bywater (4301 Burgundy).
Tom Andes hosts our monthly fiction night at Blood Jet followed by the open mic, (any genre). Musicians welcome.
Ambata Kazi-Nance is a writer and teacher from New Orleans, LA. Her work has appeared in Mixed Company, Ellipsis, Blue Minaret, Free to Breastfeed: Voices from Black Mothers, and Azizah magazine.
Jessica Kinnison holds an MFA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she taught creative writing in the Allegheny County Jail, as part of the Words Without Walls program. Her stories have appeared in Juked, Pif Magazine, Fiction Southeast, The Fourth River and The Southern Humanities Review, among others. Her story “Bone on Bone” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. Her play “Baby” won the Southwest Theatre and Film Association Short Play Contest in 2008. She serves as Director of Programs at Project Lazarus, a nonprofit transitional housing facility for people living with HIV/ AIDS. She currently teaches creative writing in the Project Lazarus Wellness University and the New Orleans Writers Workshop. She is a producer and host of the Dogfish Reading Series.