Mary Anna Dunn

Thursday, June 28 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the release of Mary Anna Dunn's debut poetry chapbook, Letters to Littles' Mills. A signing will follow.

Join us for the release of Mary Anna Dunn’s debut poetry chapbook, Letters to Littles’ Mills. A signing will follow.

The descendant of southern planters, Mary Anna Dunn combines original poetry with primary materials to face up to the harsh reality of slavery in her family history. In Letters to Littles’ Mills, Dunn unflinchingly imagines the lives of the people her ancestors enslaved as she weaves together original poetry with antebellum and Civil War era spirituals and letters. 50% of any profits she receives will be donated to programs that improve the lives of people impacted by the lasting legacy of slavery.

"Dunn’s brilliant sense for sound and rhythm will take you, on every line, through every word, into thought and reflection."

John Most

Mary Anna Dunn’s poetry has appeared in Tar River Poetry. Portside, and New Millennium Writings. Her chapbook, Letters to Littles’ Mills, was released this spring by Finishing Line Press.  Mary Anna is the director of The Enrichment Alliance of Virginia, an educational nonprofit in Charlottesville. She is a member of WriterHouse and VSA Arts.

An ASL interpreter will be signing during this event.