Genius Grant recipient Kiese Laymon to bring program to Jackson State

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Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon, the internationally acclaimed writer, is giving back to his hometown of Jackson to bring theCatherine Coleman Literary Arts, Food and Justice Initiative to Jackson State University.

Originally founded at the University of Mississippi while Laymon was on the faculty there, the Coleman Program, beginning in 2023 is now at JSU.

The program will provide avenues for emerging writers throughout the state and in the city of Jackson to engage the legacy of creative writing in Mississippi, the tradition of southern foodways and the history of social justice movements in their…

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