Lenelle Moise ('02) is Coming Out Day Guest Artist


Contributed by Luca Maurer

Poet, playwright, and performance artist Lenelle Moise will give a free public presentation, "Queer(ed) Poems: An Evening with Lenelle Moise"
as part of National Coming Out Day celebrations on Thursday October 6, 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suite B, Campus Center.

After graduating from Ithaca College in 2002, Moise earned a master of fine arts degree in playwriting from Smith College in 2004. The author of several plays -- including "The Many Faces of Nia," a comedy about Black-Jewish relations -- Moise is the winner of the 2003 James Baldwin Memorial Award in Playwriting.

Moise is also the author of several chapbooks of poetry and a three-time winner of the New World Theater National Poetry Slam. In addition to her featured appearances in countless cafes, bookstores, and theaters, she recites and performs extensively at academic institutions. A touring member of the Hen Foundation and the People's Poetry Theatre Collective, she has presented her acclaimed autobiographical solo performance, "Womb-Words, Thirsting," to audiences nationwide.

A reception and LGBT Center open house will follow her performance, in the LGBT Resource Room, ground floor of Hammond Health Center.

For more information on Moise’s performance and on National Coming Out Day, call Lisa Maurer, coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services at 274-7394.