Nia June is a Baltimore native, performer, author, filmmaker, educator, and dancer. Specializing in spoken-word, June has been the featured performer and guest speaker at events throughout the east coast. Some of which include Light City Baltimore, Artscape, and Art After Hours at the Baltimore Museum of Art. When June is not performing, she is teaching Dance and Poetry to youth through organizations such as Dew More Baltimore, Muse360Arts and Sensible Women Initiative. She has work published in Grub Street Literary Magazine vol. 67, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora vol. 45.1, and the forthcoming issues of Lullwater Review and FIYAH. June's debut film, A Black Girl's Country featured in film festivals in Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C., Houston, TX, and Savannah, GA. In May 2020, June graduated from Towson University, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from SWI for 'Excellence in Poetry.' Nia June was also recognized by Baltimore Magazine as Best Poet of Baltimore 2020. June’s most recent project is a collaborative collection of poetry and photography with local cinematographer, Kirby Griffin. Their book, Paper Trails of the Undying, is an illustration of Baltimore’s tenacious beauty. Nia June is a proud member of the Sensible Women Initiative Beta Chapter.
"A Black Girl's Country," written and directed by Nia June, is a meditative short film that uses poetry and portraits to encapsulate the multifaceted experience of black womanhood, asking its viewers: what do you know of a black girl's country?
publications & Press
Baltimore Magazine Best of Baltimore Issue - Best Poet
The indomitable voice of Nia June evokes the spirit of famed Black women writers and poets who came before her such as Toni Morrison and Nikki Giovanni. The Baltimore native grasps audiences with her ability to capture...
Grub Street Literary Magazine vol. 67
Afro Magazine - 'Don't Be Late For Poetry' Celebrating National Poetry Month
Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our celebration at “Don’t Be Late for Poetry,” a collaborative...
Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest Q&A with Nia June
The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is partnered with the Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival (BFSFF) to bring audiences Taste Test on May 17, 2020! Taste Test was a serving...
Baltimore Museum of Art Screening Room
BMA Screening Room is a video platform broadcasting the work of local video artists. Watch short films and videos created by Baltimore-based artists and discover the work of local visionaries...