I am a two-time participant, 2017 and 2018, in the McMullan’s Young Writers Workshop (MYWW) at Millsaps College in Jackson. There I learned about writing from established authors such as Kiese Laymon, Pam Houston, and Joyce Carol Oates. During my time at both workshops, I wrote the two poems mentioned below.
I am also a two-time published author. I wrote one poem each year for a poetry contest and they were published in the Appelley Publishing 2018 Rising Stars Collection (pictured here) and the 2019 Rising Stars Collection. The titles were "Pink Zinnias" and "Do You?", respectively. "Pink Zinnias" was also published in my school’s literary magazine late within the last school year.