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Breena Clarke

Breena Clarke is the author three novels, most recently Angels Make Their Hope Here, set in an imagined mixed-race community in 19th century New Jersey. Breena Clarke's debut novel, River, Cross My Heart, was an October 1999 Oprah Book Club selection. Her critically reviewed second novel, Stand The Storm, is set in mid-19th century Washington, D.C. Her short fiction has appeared in Kweli Journal, Stonecoast Review, NOW online magazine, Nervous BreakdownMom/Egg Review, and Catapult, as well as Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers. She has contributed to the anthology, IDOL TALK: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives. Breena is co-editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul I’M SPEAKING NOW: BLACK WOMEN SHARE THEIR TRUTHS IN 101 STORIES OF LOVE, COURAGE AND HOPE to which she contributed two personal narratives. Breena Clarke is co-founder and co-organizer of The Hobart Festival of Women Writers, an annual celebration of the work of women authors since 2013.
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