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E.J. Batiste

E.J. Batiste is a professional writer, poet, artist and award-winning dramatist originally from Raeford, North Carolina. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. E.J. ‘s work often reflects upon her life experiences as a Black woman from the South, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a social observer, and her knowledge of the psychological. She has worked in the literary community in several capacities, including as Art Director of Southern Review of Books, Co-Chair of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA in Creative Writing Professional Development Weekend, and Poetry Editor of Another Chicago Magazine. To date, she also has had one stage play produced and another forthcoming. Her writing and artwork have appeared in various literary publications in North America and Europe, such as I-70 Review, Storm Cellar, Indianapolis Review, Chapter House, and Southern Humanities Review.

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