Janessa Andrea Author portrait by Adonye Jaja; book cover by Regina Wamba


ING: A Night for Creators

Jan. 19
7-10 p.m.
Free with RSVP; $5 at the door
Literary, Music, Poetry

Jenessa Andrea’s new collection, Pain & Peace, oscillates between poles. Not just the two mentioned in the title, but growth and regression, memory and imagination, poetry and prose. It’s an engrossing journey of work that spills out in fragments, sometimes a single line at a time. It’s also a testament to the power of self-love through self-publishing. Studio Apparatus’ recurring -ING series will host a multi-faceted celebration of the book’s release. Not only will Andrea be reading selections from the engrossing volume of verse, but the poet/designer/musician will also be singing alongside Julian Manzara in an evening that includes an open mic, artwork for sale, and networking opportunities for the creatively inclined.