Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jennifer Brown Banks  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Jennifer Brown Banks on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Banks lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jennifer Brown Banks is a veteran freelance writer, popular columnist, award-winning poet, blogger, editor and writing coach.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Paradox in Pink
ISBN: 1413767672

PublishAmerica. 2005

For more than a decade, her words have "wowed" audiences worldwide as a popular feature writer and award-winning poet. Her articles, commentary, and verse have graced the pages of Today's Black Woman, Being Single, Honey, Chicago Sun-Times, Writing for Dollars, Rhapsody in Black, Today's Chicago Woman, Funds for Writers,, National Association of Women Writers' Weekly, Simon and Schuster's "Chocolate" series, and a host of other print and on-line media. Her dynamism on page is equally matched by her dynamism on stage, as she has eloquently performed her pieces before packed audiences at jazz clubs, bookstores, coffeehouses, and venues throughout Illinois. She is the president and founder of Poets United to Advance the Arts.

The Leather Pants: ...And other provocative pieces
ISBN: 1424154553

PublishAmerica. 2006

Jennifer Brown Banks is an award-winning poet, popular feature writer, columnist, and instructor. Her work has been featured in Poetic Voices, True Poet Magazine, Chicago Bulletin, Being Single Magazine, Gospel Synergy, Rolling Out, Mahogany Butterfly, Women of Substance, and a host of other online and print publications. She operates a freelance writing and consulting business, and teaches creative writing at The Discovery Center.

Speaking Engagements

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