By Lovia Gyarkye
From: New York Times
When Kima Jones, an independent publicist based in Los Angeles, agreed to help the poet Tyehimba Jess with his publicity campaign for his second collection, “Olio,” she knew it would be a breakout work.
“I was still a baby publicist. I did not have a long list of clients. I didn’t have a long list of contacts,” Jones said. “But I believed in the book from the beginning and what I really believed in was that it was genre-defying poetry.” In 2017, “Olio” won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
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by Brian Dunlap
Last week Kima Jones, founder of L.A. based Jack Jones Literary Arts, was named to The Root 100 2018. Coming in at number 88, The Root says Jones made the list because her book-publicist firm consists of a roster “primarily…[of] women and writers of color.”
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Regina Louise & Someone Has Led This Child to Believe at Vroman’s Bookstore
Author Regina Louise joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir. This is the story on what happens after the events outlined in Somebody’s Someone, and covers her beleaguered adolescent years and her eventual departure for the system as she aged out and tired, against all odds, to pursue her dream of a college education. The story of her adult life culminates with her being reunited with the woman closet to her during her fragmented childhood—and whose long effort to adopt Louise finally came to fruition.
Where: Vroman’s Bookstore
Date: Monday the 16th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
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From: Jack Jones Literary Arts
Jack Jones Literary Arts, located in Los Ángeles, is hosting its second annual writing retreat at Blue Sky Retreat, Taos, New Mexico. This two-week retreat will be held October 13- 27, 2018, and is open exclusively to women of color. Jenna Wortham joins us as our 2018 Writer-in-Residence.
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By Agatha French
From: Los Angeles Times
Kima Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a not-yet-3-year-old, three-person L.A.-based book publicity company whose clients are primarily women of color. Jones is a savvy media strategist and creative force, already counting a Pulitzer Prize winner (Tyehimba Jess’ poetry collection “Oilo”) among her campaigns.
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