KaNikki Jakarta whose name means “great writer” is the Inaugural Poet in Residence for Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. She is an Award-Winning Performance Poet who has toured the US and the UK. KaNikki is the First Black Poet Laureate of Alexandria, Virginia, a 2022 Academy of American Poet Laureate Fellow, the author of three novels, two poetry collections, a memoir, a short story, poetry collection entitled ALABAMA GIRL, VIRGINIA WOMAN and the co-author of THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF HEALING VOLUME II. Mrs. Jakarta has been interviewed and featured in newspapers and magazines to include Alexandria Times, Alexandria Gazette, Patch, and Northern Virginia Magazines. She’s been featured on Podcasts, radio stations and TV stations to include NBC, WUSA9 and Comcast. She is the 2021 DMV Renaissance Female Mentor of the Year. She hosts #KaNikkiHarmony 1st Mondays Open Mic Night at Busboys and Poets Virginia and 2nd Wednesdays LIVE on Instagram where she presents #KaNikkiOnlive a piece and promotion open mic and spotlight platform on her Instagram page @kanikki_J. She facilitates a quarterly workshop entitled: WRITE LIKE A WOMAN in Alexandria, Virginia, a virtual, bi-monthly workshop entitled PREP TO PUBLISH, and offers MARKETING AND MANUSCRIPTS a virtual workshop for aspiring and published authors. She presents POETS AND PLATFORMS under the umbrella of a weekly, online womyn led artistic experience entitled KEEP THE MIC ON where she is the co-founder. If you think that something she says on the mic might change your life, you’re probably right.
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Gathering from her experiences as a girl growing up in the south and becoming a woman in the north, KaNikki Jakarta invites readers to dig their hands into the soil of her southern roots and hold the harvest of northern fruit. ALABAMA GIRL, VIRGINIA WOMAN is a collection of short stories, poetry, KaNikki Quotes and haiku written to entertain, educate, inspire, and motivate the reader to manifest a life worth writing about.
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