New Short Stories from Kimbilio Fellow Amina Gautier

WHY NOT? Why shouldn’t she agree to dinner? She’s known him ever since she moved to Philadelphia for grad school. For years she saw him at the various service projects for which she volunteered. Year after year she stood beside him at the Salvation Army on Girard Avenue on Thanksgiving Day, scooping spoonfuls of stuffing, […]

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Desiree Cooper

Cover Reveal for a Kimbilio Fellow Rachel Eliza Griffith’s Forthcoming Book PROMISE

Cover reveal: See the cover for Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s Promise. From LITHUB.  Click on Image to Learn More.

Kimbilio Fellow Sadeqa Johnson Featured on NPR

Kimbilio Fellow Janelle Williams on the Musical Inspirations for GONE LIKE YESTERDAY

“A Plethora of Answers.” Black Music as Nourishment and Inspiration “A Plethora of Answers.” Black Music as Nourishment and Inspiration Hear Janelle read, live and online, for the Kimbilio Reading Series!

Jennifer Maritza McCauley Featured in Poets & Writers

From the March/April 2023 Issue of Poets & Writers In Jennifer Maritza McCauley’s story collection, When Trying to Return Home (Counterpoint Press, February 2023), characters search for belonging in people as well as places. Set in locations across Puerto Rico and the U.S., the stories present home as an elusive sense of kinship, love, and peace. […]

Kimbilio Fellow Jennifer Maritza Macauley Interviewed for CATAPULT

Jennifer’s collection of stories WHEN TRYING TO RETURN HOME was published this week.  From the interview: It’s wild to say this because it’s 2023, but the first story was written in 2009 in my undergraduate class at the University of Pittsburgh with Geeta Kothari. The story was “Last Saints,” which appears in the collection in […]