A Penn Avenue Creative Fellowship awakened Jason Mendez's desire to be a writer. Now this PhD transplant from the Bronx to the 'Burgh (by way of North Carolina) has set his sights on a memoir and one-man show about his life in the Boogie Down.
Tameka Cage Conley
Poet Terrance Hayes’ work as a visual artist offers an essential lesson for our own lives: everything is practice.
1839 staff writer Tameka Cage Conley reflects on Pittsburgh as the birthplace of her writing life.
After experiencing a microaggression at a local arts event, Tameka Cage Conley reflects on the burden of racism and silence.
Although Serena sometimes seems invincible, her loss at the US Open reminded Tameka Cage Conley that it's ok -- and perfectly human -- to come up short sometimes too.
Awe, honor, and a dream fulfilled...Tameka Cage Conley on being in the presence of an iconic Civil Rights Movement leader.