Persimmon Creek Artists & Writers Residency Performance
The Persimmon Creek Writers and Artists Residency is an initiative designed to bring emerging and established African American writers, artists and musicians to live and work in the historic Village of Arrow Rock. Each summer the residency program is comprised of two sessions, each of which features a unique resident. This year’s second resident is a poet, fiction writer, musician, and educator Hermine Pinson, who serves as the Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English & Africana Studies at the College of William & Mary. Hermine has published three poetry collections, most recently Dolores is Blue / Dolorez is Blues, and two CDs, Changing the Changes in Poetry & Song, in special collaboration with Pulitzer-prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, and Deliver Yourself with the Harris Simon Trio. She will present her residency work at the historic Christian Church. After her presentation, enjoy live music, drinks and stimulating conversation.