“Travel North Black Girl: A 3,000-Mile Journey in Search of Love, Peace, and Home”
Saturday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Bear Gallery
Fairbanks Arts is delighted to welcome Olivia Hill for our August Literary Reading, taking place in the Bear Gallery on Saturday, August 5th at 7 p.m. Hill will read from her book, Travel North Black Girl: A 3,000-Mile Journey in Search of Love, Peace, and Home, which addresses the complexity of race, gender, generational trauma, and the powerful healing that the wilds of Alaska provide.
Olivia Hill is an award-winning playwright, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She shares her journey of mental health, literacy, and being a Black woman within the creative arts to many audiences. She is a published short-story author and playwright of more than five plays produced in many states and the recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Award for her play Mother Spense.
Also a visual artist, Hill specializes in printmaking and watercolor painting, and has exhibited work in many galleries. Early in her educational career, she attended culinary school, became an entrepreneur, and started Solomon’s Rose, a gourmet food and catering company. She ran her company for over 13 years, selling products all throughout the East Coast, and now resides back in her hometown, where she spends time with her grandchildren and continues to be an activist on social issues that affect BIPOC creatives.
You can connect with Olivia on Instagram and Facebook @OliviaHillWrites or online at www.OliviaHillWrites.com
Find this book on Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61382330-travel-north-black-girl
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (907) 251-8386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.