Remica Bingham to Read Nov. 16 at Action Breakfast

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – African-American poet Remica Bingham will hold a reading during the annual ACTION Clergy Caucus Fellowship Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16, at the Newport Public Library, 3730 Market St.

Bingham will read excerpts from her 2013 book, “What We Make of Flesh,” a collection of poems that integrates biblical characters into a powerful history of women through the ages.

The breakfast will be catered by Café Augustine.

Bingham is director of writing and faculty development at Old Dominion Universityand a fellow of the Cave Canem Foundation that seeks to remedy the underrepresentation of African-American poets in academic programs and writing workshops. Her first book, “Conversion,” won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, while her second book was shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award,.

As an outreach poet of the Etruscan Press, Bingham will meet with students from local schools including East High School, Choffin Career & Technical Center, Youngstown Early College, Chaney High School, and Austintown Fitch High School.

Partnering with Youngstown State University, Etruscan Press works to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, cultures, and voices. Etruscan publishes books of poems, novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies.

For free admission to the breakfast, contact Rosetta Carter at

Pictured: Remica Bingham.

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