Aja Beech is a freelance author writing about social issues and the arts. In 2010, she was the recipient of a Leeway Art and Change Grant and, in 2011, she was named one of Philadelphia's Creative Connectors. One of her poems, “for you women,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in Newsworks, Huffington Post, Certain Circuits, Apiary Magazine, The 5-2, Ether Books, and Three Line Poetry. Links to her work appear at processpress.wordpress.com.
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'Disgruntled' and 'The Star Side of Bird Hill'
The complexities of coming-of-age
Asali Solomon and Naomi Jackson have written similar yet different coming-of-age stories about young women confronting many identities while trying to find their own.
The Academy of Natural Sciences presents The River Feeds Back
There’s something in the water
Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips bring the Schuylkill riverbanks to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Aja Beech previews.