Caroline Mei-Lin Mar was born and raised in the Bay Area. Carrie is a queer mixed-race Chinese-Irish femme who was raised to cause trouble by her radical lefty parents (her first childhood St. Patrick’s Day parade participation involved staging a pro-IRA “die-in”). She currently works as a secondary Special Education teacher and owes great gratitude to her students and colleagues for what they teach her every day. A recent graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and an alumna of the Voices at VONA workshop, Carrie is seeking publication of her first book, Special Education. Her poems have been published in The Collagist, Shadowgraph, As Us, and others.
If you’re in New York, you don’t want to miss this one-woman show with Cush Jumbo at the Joe’s Pub, Josephine and I.
After a stunning Broadway run in The River with Hugh Jackman, Jumbo is owning the stage as the iconic Josephine Baker.
“I don’t need to be put into a box,” the English/Nigerian actress has said. Go see this show by an emerging and talented mixed actress who is dedicated to telling our stories!–Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder & Executive Director