Founder of See Jane Write to offer two free presentations at Jefferson State

Published 4:49 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018


HOOVER – Javacia Harris Bowser, founder of the membership organization See Jane Write and a local writer, educator and entrepreneur, will offer a reading and workshop at the Shelby-Hoover campus of Jefferson State Community College on Tuesday, March 6.


Bowser will read from her work at 11:30 a.m. and host a workshop at 2:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Health Sciences Building.

A professionally trained journalist, Bowser has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.

She worked for several years for the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky before returning to her hometown of Birmingham in 2009 to teach at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where she teaches English and has created an elective called Women and the Media to train students how to write for the web and how to examine representations of women in the media.

Bowser continues her professional writing career as a freelance journalist, columnist and blogger. She has written for Birmingham magazine, USA Today, Birmingham’s NPR affiliate WBHM 90.3 FM, and a number of other media outlets. She writes a monthly column for B-Metro magazine and is a regular contributor to StyleBlueprint Birmingham.

Bowser is married to Edward T. Bowser and is sure she can out dance you any day of the week. Follow her on social media @seejavaciawrite.

The Red Mountain Reading Series hosts three to four visiting writers per year for conversations on humanities topics in a collegiate atmosphere. The series seeks to provide students and members of the communities we serve with opportunities to interact with first-class scholars engaged in a variety of literary arts.

Each year, guests address significant concerns in our culture, and the series aims to be accessible and to appeal to a broad audience.

“I’m so pleased we’re able to have Javacia as one of our visiting writers this year,” said Katie Boyer, Director of the Red Mountain Reading Series. “Her experience in encouraging young writers, especially young women, will surely be of value to our students and guests from the community.”

These events as part of Jefferson State’s Red Mountain Reading Series are co-sponsored by Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

For more, contact Boyer at