Cromwell Day — November 2nd, 2023
- November 1st from 6:30-7:30 p.m in the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center for a Poetry Workshop in collaboration with Spitfire
- Cromwell Day – November 2nd, 2023 from 3:30-5:30 p.m in the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center for a Reading and Workshop hosted by Yalie Saweda Kamara
Meridians at Smith College Family Weekend
Meridians Open House — September 2023
On September 14th, 2023, we had Meridians Open House Celebration! Our new location is at 22 Green Street on Smith College’s campus. Smith College President Sarah Willie-LeBreton as well as Meridians Editor Emerita and author Paula J. Giddings joined us in celebrating our new space.
Meridians at First-Year Orientation
Meridians Editorial Office Manager Ally Einbinder ’10, Editorial Assistant Eliana Mercedes, and Quigley Fellowship Intern Saturn Johnson ’25 got the chance to meet many new Smithies at the Resource Fair on Seelye Lawn on September 6, 2023.
The Meridians Project: 23 Years of Supporting Feminist Women of Color Knowledge Production — May 2023
A virtual conversation, led by Meridans Editor, Ginetta E.B. Candelario ’90, about the importance of showcasing cutting-edge work at the intersection of race, gender, and ethnicity, featuring the 2023 Paula J. Giddings Best Essay Award and Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing winners. Check out there works in the links provided below:
Paula J. Giddings Best Essay Awardees
- PLGA Winner Dr. Sandra Ruiz, “A Light for a Light · Minoritarian Aesthetics and the Politics of Grief-Work” Vol 21, No. 2 (2022)
- PLGA Honorable Mention Dr. Jennifer “Jae” Williams, “Apologizing to Chavers: #Blackgirlmagic’s Resilience Discourse and the Fear of Melancholy Black Femme Digital Subjectivity” Vol 21, No. 1 (2022)
- PLGA Honorable Mention Dr. Asli Zengin, “Caring for the Dead: Corpse Washers, Touch, and Mourning in Contemporary Turkey” Vol 21, No. 2 (2022)
Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Awardees
- EACWA Poetry Winner, Yalie Kamara, “American Beech, ” Forthcoming in Vol 22, No. 1
- EACWA Prose Winner, Cece Roth-Eagle, “Mes del Viento/Month of Wind,” Forthcoming in Vol 23, No. 1
Cece Roth Eagle ’23 “Month of Wind/Mes del viento” Reading –April 2023
April 19, Meridians hosted an author reading for graduating senior Cece Roth-Eagle ‘23, Prose Winner of the Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award for Prose.
Cece read segments from her award-winning creative nonfiction essay, “Month of Wind/Mes del viento: The Mapuche lof Kinxikew Through the Perspective of Their First Female Longko,” which will be published in Volume 23, No. 1.
Volume 21 Celebration – December 2022
A virtual celebration featuring a panel of contributors from both Volume 21 issues:
- 21.1: Black Feminisms in the Caribbean and the United States
- 21.2: Feminist Mournings
- View the event program for a list of participating contributors and their work
20th Anniversary Celebration
April 29, April 30, May 1, 2021
View all videos from the 20th Anniversary Celebration on the Meridians Journal YouTube Page
Volume 19 Celebration – November 2020
A virtual celebration featuring a panel of contributors from both Volume 19 issues: