At Johns Hopkins, Janera Solomon is a lecturer for the MA in Writing program.
Solomon is a writer, curator, and cultural strategist based in Pittsburgh. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she draws inspiration from the music, dance, writing, and art of the African and Caribbean diaspora.
Solomon has been a participant with Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, the Looking Glass Rock Writers Conference, and a fellow with the Martha’s Vineyard Creative Writing Institute. As a dramaturg, she is currently at work with Burkina Faso/U.S.-based choreographer Olivier Tarpaga on his newest work, scheduled for U.S. premiere in fall 2023. She is completing her debut collection of essays and poems, Here Comes the Sun.
Solomon holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in writing (nonfiction) from Johns Hopkins University.