ViewFinders Film Festival - Women, Love & Social Justice with Jacqueline Jones LaMon
The undeniable, supportive bond that exists between women is the focus of this session.
Join us as we screen the award-winning short film, Tender, and discuss the necessity for women to tell their own stories of joy, self-realization, and possibilities.
Jacqueline Jones LaMon
Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of three collections, What Water Knows, Last Seen, a Felix Pollak Poetry Prize selection, and Gravity, U.S.A., recipient of the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award. She is the author of the chapbook, The Legend of Clarence Thomas, winner of the Integral Music Chapbook Prize; and author of the novel, In the Arms of One Who Loves Me, published by Random House/Ballantine Books.
Ms. LaMon’s work has appeared in a wide variety of publications such as POETRY, Callaloo, and Narrative Magazine. Noted twice by the NAACP in the category of Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry, Ms. LaMon is the recipient of fellowships from the BAU Institute at the Camargo Foundation, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Yaddo Foundation, and others. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and UCLA School of Law, Ms. LaMon earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Indiana University Bloomington. She served as a board member and past president of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. A member of the National Council for Graywolf Press, Ms. LaMon taught for over a decade in the multi-genre M.F.A. program at Adelphi University, where she currently holds the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.