Tanya Wright will help kick off East Stroudsburg University Women’s History Month. The series of events are open to the public at no cost unless otherwise noted. the following is an excerpt from the ESU website:
Women’s History Month speakers feature Tanya Wright, a cast member of “True Blood,” on Tuesday and Carolyn Carter-Kennedy, a well-known model, educator, health advocate and aspiring writer, on March 22. Both presentations will be open to the public at no cost from 4 to 6 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall, on the front circle of campus.
An actress, writer and director, Wright will speak about her journey as a black woman in Hollywood and the need to be creative, and to learn how to develop opportunities as an artist. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., she plays Deputy Kenya Jones in HBO’s hit “True Blood,” but her acting career spans more than 20 years and includes roles on TV shows including “E.R.,” “The Handler” and “NYPD Blue.” She has performed in a diverse array of theater productions and made her feature film debut in the urban comedy “The Brothers.” She has just published a book, “Butterfly Rising,” a story inspired by her own experiences with personal tragedy and transformation, and wrote, directed and produced the screen version of the book that will soon make its way on the independent film festival circuit. Wright attended George School in Pennsylvania, a Quaker boarding school, on scholarships. She completed an independent/writing major at Vassar College.‘