Black Girl Magic in Brooklyn

On Thursday night, the Bric House in Brooklyn had a dope Q&A with Alisha C. Ford and Mahogany L. Browne to discuss Mahogany's "Black Girl Magic." 

 “If we gave Black Girls the space to be there’d be so much more that we could create.” - Mahogany

“If we gave Black Girls the space to be there’d be so much more that we could create.” - Mahogany

Mahogany shared her writing process, the reason she turned the poem into a book and the fact that men too could play a role to enhancing Black Girl Magic.

 She even signed my copy of BGM. 

She even signed my copy of BGM. 

Mahogany is a California born, Brooklyn based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator.

Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire. She is the co-editor of forthcoming anthology The Break Beat Poets: Black Girl Magic and and chapbook collection Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books). She is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, Director of BLM@Pratt Programming and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam curator and recent graduate from Pratt Institute MFA Writing & Activism program.

Her latest work, Black Girl Magic, can be purchased at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Girl-Magic-Mahogany-Browne/dp/1250173728

Visit her website at: https://mobrowne.com

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