Indigo Blue Coffeehouse, 212 W. Barraque Ave., will host two events: Friday, March 29 – 6-9 p.m. An Evening with Poet Aza Njeri, and Saturday, March 30 – 1-3 p.m. a book signing with Author Cleopatra Kaine.


Njeri is an award-winning film maker, author, Hip Hop artist, and mental health professional, according to a news release. She will introduce her new release, “Hip Hop Saved My Life.”


Njeri of St. Louis received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


“She uses Hip Hop as a form of therapy for healing and inspiring others. Njeri’s writing style is considered raw, hip, poignant, and inspirational. She believes that everyone has a life story that could be shared to help someone. But unlike her, many of us lack the courage to do so. Njeri has dedicated her life to the healing arts, as an independent researcher on complex trauma and as a lecturer who has spent countless hours facilitating training workshops around the country,” according to the release.


Pine Bluff resident Kaine is a graduate of Pine Bluff High School who also attended Southeast Arkansas College. She has written several books and is a fictional writer who sells her work on Amazon.


“Some titles of her books include: Boys are Icky, Confession, Popular Bully, Invested, and Letters to a Jail Cell. Note: She has a teenage daughter at Pine Bluff High who is also a published author. All her books will be available for sale,” according to the release.


Both events are free and open to the public. Details: Indigo Blue, manager@indigobluepba.com or 870-210-4120.