Interview with writer Victoria Adams-Kennedy (Zora's Den)

Interview with writer Victoria Adams-Kennedy (Zora's Den)

In this episode of The Truth In This Art, Rob Lee interviews Victoria Adams-Kennedy, a Baltimore-based writer whose work explores the complexities of Black Love, and they discuss her influences, influences from Zora Neale Hurston and much more.

About the Guest

Victoria Adams-Kennedy is a Baltimore-based writer whose work explores the complexities of Black Love. She has published two novels and contributed to three anthologies. In addition to her writing, Victoria is the founder of Zora's Den, a social and support group for Black women writers. Inspired by legendary writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Zora's Den aims to cultivate and celebrate Black sisterhood in Baltimore and beyond.

Victoria and her co-founders, Clynthia Burton Graham and Melissa Brooks-Cuffee, host monthly readings at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center on Howard Street. The group has published two volumes of The Fire Inside, an anthology of poems and stories by its members. Additionally, Victoria leads writing sessions online, offering story prompts and providing a virtual space for her followers to share their triumphs and rejections.

With an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore, Victoria is dedicated to amplifying the voices of Black women writers. As she says, "Zora's Den is a safe place for Black women to be true to their stories and experiences without feeling like they are too different for others to accept or understand."

The Truth in This Art podcast's current season is sponsored by The Gutierrez Memorial Fund and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, both of which are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond. The Gutierrez Memorial Fund focuses on supporting artists and art organizations that serve Maryland communities, while The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative individuals, projects, and ideas. We appreciate their support in making this season happen.

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Victoria Adams-Kennedy
Victoria Adams-Kennedy
Founder of Zora’s Den. Writer who explores the complexities of Black Love. Period.

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