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Dominique Sindayiganza

E. J. Antonio

E.J. Antonio is a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation.


Antonio writes, performs, and records her original works. She has appeared as a featured reader at venues in the NY tri-state area, such as Cornelia Street Café, the Bronx Council on the Arts First Wednesday reading series, the Calypso Muse Reading Series, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, the Harvard Club, WBAI’s broadcast Perspectives, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, the Bahai Center, Hunter Mountain Arts Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Port Chester Art Fest 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Home Base Project, the York Arts Center, the Latimer House Museum, and the Howl Festival.


Her work appears online at,, and, and has been published in various Journals and magazines; including, African Voices Literary Magazine, Amistad Literary Journal, Terra Incognita, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, The Mom Egg Literary Journal, One Word/Many Voices: A Bi-Lingual Poetry Anthology, and Torch.


Her work is forthcoming in The Encyclopedia Project. The Premier Poets Chapbook Series published her first chapbook, Every Child Knows, in the Fall of 2007, and she is one of the featured poets on the CD, Beauty Keeps Laying It’s Sharp Knife Against Me: Brant Lyon and Friends.


This is Antonio’s third Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “MINDING THE LITERARY ESTATE”.

EJ Antonio
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Dominique Sindayiganza

E. J. Antonio

Brant Lyon & Friends: Beauty Keeps Laying It's Sharp Knife Against Me - CD: Poetry / Spoken Word and Music

(Logochrysalis Productions) 2008

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Rituals In The Marrow: Recipe For A Jam Session  CD: Poetry / Spoken Word and Music  (BlueZygo Records) 2010


Workshop for :

E. J. Antonio


Too many writers transition without making any provisions for the dissemination, publication or archiving of their work. Decisions are often left to family members or friends.


Much of the time, these individuals either:

   a) would like to have the work published but have no idea how to go about it, or

   b) have absolutely no interest in the writer’s creative life.


This workshop will explore:

   1) the role of a literary executor,

   2) the type of discussion the writer needs to initiate.

   3) what needs to be discussed with family members if they are not the literary executor.

EJ Workshop
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