ATNSC Reads is a community based reading group that uses text as catalyst for change and connection. In 2017, we read "Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering" by Rosemarie Freeney Harding (with Rachel Elizabeth Harding) through a generous grant from Neighborhood Connections. In addition, participants gathered for a virtual reading and Q&A with the author. In 2018, we experimented with "Three Texts, One Conversation," reading "Barracoon," by Zora Neale Hurston, "Creative Quest," by Questlove Gomez and "Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989," edited by Julie R. Enszer.
Calling Out After Slaughter (Poetry)
"Here is a new romantic writing peppered with cultural knowing and spiritual ceremony. Here is a bitter medicine to cure y(our) ills. M. Carmen Lane delivers gut punches with succinct verses in history lessons on the page that breathe. This writer gifts us insights in verse; observations that state 'being human' is hard work, oppression is expensive and life is not life, without risk." --Janet Marie Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) Victoria Poet Laureate 2012-14
M. Carmen Lane (African-American, Mohawk, Tuscarora) is an artist, writer and cultural worker. Carmen’s work has been published in Red Ink Magazine, The Yellow Medicine Review and is a contributor to the Lambda Literary Award nominated anthology Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature.
Cover Art by Fox A.C. Spears