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LIF Talk with Cherie-Spotlighting Poetry Author Alfreada Brown-Kelly

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Alfreada Brown-Kelly is an author of poetry and professor who lives in Hampton, Virginia. Alfreada is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana and previously lived in New Orleans, Louisiana for ten years. Alfreada has been writing poetry for many years and has started on a children’s collection called the Victoria E. Kelly Series. Alfreada is a graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she received her Master of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice.  She is an avid reader who enjoys reading poetry, biographies and Christian and contemporary literature. Transformation of The Mind, Body & Soul is her first book of poetry. Her second book of poetry is The Skin I Am In. Her third book, Why Women Weep, is a women’s anthology that was released in June 2011.  Alfreada’s poetry has been featured annually in Ancestral Rites, a poetry anthology published by BookClubEtc.  Why Women Weep has also been included in the Women in Academia (WIA) top 20 list (June 2011), Praise Magazine and Hampton Roads My Time magazine, (September 2010 and January 2009). The New Journal & Guide newspaper, Gethsemane Baptist Church 40 Day Journal and Diversity Times newspaper have also featured her poetry.  For more information please visit her website at http://alfreadabrownkelly.weebly.com or email her at AlfreadaKelly@aol.com.