Nicole Dennis-Benn

Nicole led a Summer Writing Workshop for SpeakTogether at Talent Unlimited High School on July 21, 2016 and July 20, 2017. Nicole also performed at a SpeakTogether student matinee at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn, on January 30, 2017, speaking on the theme “Turn the Page.” She also performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on September 17, 2019, speaking on the evening’s theme, “No Sleep Till.”

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the acclaimed novel Patsy, which Time Magazine called “stunning,” and the debut novel Here Comes the Sun. She is a Lambda Literary Award winner and a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Grant. Time Out Magazine has described Dennis-Benn as an immigrant putting her stamp on New York City and Vice named her among immigrant authors “who are making American literature great again.”

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