Read my work

“Home is a Woman”, winner of the James Olney Award, appears in The Southern Review Spring 2020 issue, can be read here.  

Buy the single issue here.

Read my first published fiction story “Atat” in the Relations anthology. Preorder a copy here.

Read nonfiction story “Tangawizi” in The Roots That Help Us Grow: An Authentic Voices Anthology Volume 1. Order the anthology here.

March 2022: 

Johns Hopkins University’s International Women’s Day Celebration on Tuesday March 8th. The theme was “Break The Bias” to talk about my experiences in Uganda, the US, and the space to highlight the work of two Ugandan women academics and human rights activists I admire: Dr. Stella Nyanzi and Dr. Sylvia Tamale. 

March 2022: CityLit Festival’s Killing Rage: A Festival of Poets

Guest poet alongside Musical Guest Artist ‘Like Water’, Featured Poet Jasmine Mans, and poets Burgi Zenhaeusern, Marjan Naderi, Dora Malech, Bobbi Rush, and Truth Thomas. More details here

April 2022:

WriteFest presented by Writespace (April 29 – May 1, 2022)

  • Panelist: Inclusivity and Representation: Writing a Real World
  • Moderator: “Memoir: Writing from the Interior” 

May 2022: Poetry reading at the United Nations’ Public Forum, “Home is a Woman”, May 2021

June 2022:

Presenter at the Maryland Arts Summit at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Taught “Finding & Applying for Grants and Residencies: A Workshop for Emerging Literary Artists” at the Maryland Arts Summit

June 2022:

Presenter at the Maryland Arts Summit at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Taught “Finding & Applying for Grants and Residencies: A Workshop for Emerging Literary Artists” at the Maryland Arts Summit

Let’s work together. To inquire about my rates and availability, contact me at writer@araoameny.com.

About the author

Arao Ameny is a writer, poet, and illustrator.

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