Nia June

FORWARD Women's Leadership Forum

March 18, 19 & 20, 2021

Nia June

POET

Nia June is a Baltimore native and multidisciplinary artist, specializing in spoken-word. June has been the featured performer and guest speaker at events throughout the east coast. Some of which include Light City Baltimore and Artscape. When June is not performing, she is teaching dance, lm, and poetry to youth through organizations such as Dew More Baltimore, Muse360Arts and Sensible Women Initiative. She has work published in several literary magazines including Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora vol. 45.1, and the forthcoming issues of the Lullwater Review and FIYAH Lit Mag. June’s directorial debut, A Black Girl’s Country, featured in lm festivals both nationally and internationally. In May 2020, June graduated from Towson University, where she was awarded a full scholarship for ‘Excellence in Poetry.’ Nia June was also recognized by Baltimore Magazine as 2020’s Best Poet of Baltimore. June’s most recent project is a collaborative collection of poetry and photography with local cinematographer, Kirby Grin. Their book, Paper Trails of the Undying, is an illustration of Baltimore’s tenacious beauty.