By Mike Downing
I am pleased to welcome my friend, CoCo Harris, to the August Wilson blog. CoCo is the Founding Editor of Telling Our Stories Press, an imprint showcasing the art of personal narratives.
Some of her edited anthologies include IMPACT: An Anthology of Short Memoirs; REVERIE: Ultra Short Memoirs; ROLL: A Collection of Personal Narratives; and SO LONG: Short Memoirs of Loss and Remembrance.
CoCo’s recent photography and literary work has appeared in Blood Lotus, Kindred, Sun Star Review, Gravel, Weirdary, The Raven’s Perch and the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery “SKIES” juried exhibit.
She was the Diversity Arts Consultant for the Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University, and is a recent Vermont Studios Fellowship recipient.
She’s a proud alum of Howard University’s School of Engineering, and earned her MFA in Fiction Writing at Spalding University, and is a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation alumna. CoCo and I were able to meet, in person, at the recent August Wilson Society Conference held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where we discussed many ideas for collaboration.
Currently based in Greenville, South Carolina, CoCo is constantly exploring the notion of how we tell the stories of our lives across genres and art forms.
I look forward to CoCo’s contributions on the August Wilson Blog.