Lurlynn Franklin is a visual artist, an art educator, and a creative writer living and working in Memphis, TN. She specializes in traveling creative exhibitions and performances that focuses on societal issues. As an arts educator she works with children utilizing art as a means of grounding them and guiding them in developing those foundational skills that could be used in any subject area and needed to succeed in the world: to have Discipline, to Persevere and to remain Focused until the job is done are the tenets of her teaching strategies.
Mercy, ingenuity, nuance, complex truths, guts and honor still matter! Join us in proclaiming so by purchasing, or giving the gift of, The New Engagement in print.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
~ James Baldwin
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.