Writer (Marshall, Minnesota)
Session: WE CAN! Working Towards Equity in Rural Communities through Female-led Artistic Interventions and Creative Action (Friday 11am – 12:15pm)
Cassie J. Williams is a poet and writer born in Chicago, IL, raised in St. Paul, MN, and resides in Marshall, MN. She is an Academic Specialist for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Access Opportunity Success at Southwest Minnesota State University. She has published her work in literary journals, performed in slam competitions and presented at schools and events in conferences. As a wife and mother of four children, Williams is currently sharing her journey of balancing (or not) being a writer and mother on Instagram under the name Poetess Unbound. Williams recently was awarded a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Individual Artist grant and is currently working on her first collection of poetry.