Pamela Sneed is the author of the forthcoming book Funeral Diva, with City Lights, October 2020. Her previous books include Sweet Dreams, Kong, and Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery. Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Nikki Giovanni’s The 100 Best African American Poems. She was a Visiting Critic at Yale, a Visiting Professor at Columbia University's School of the Arts, and is online faculty at Chicago's School of the Art Institute teaching Human Rights and Writing Art. Pamela will be followed by a town hall meeting for all CALIBA Members.