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Shirlette Ammons is a Black queer southern producer, writer, and musician from Beautancus, North Carolina. Shirlette served as a producer on Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series A CHEF’S LIFE and SOMEWHERE SOUTH, both of which aired on PBS. In 2016, she recieved Black Public Media’s Pitch Black Prize which funded completion of the THE HOOK (APT, 2020), a documentary short exploring Black maritime traditions via chef Ricky Moore on which she served as co-director and producer. She also served as producer on THE SEEDS WE KEEP (Oxford American) and STAY PRAYED UP, which debuted at Telluride Film Festival, September 2021. Shirlette is a Cave Canem Fellow with two collections of poetry, and a musician whose body of work includes four studio albums featuring guest appearances from Meshell Ndegeocello,The Indigo Girls, Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso) and others. Shirlette’s forthcoming album, Spectacles, will be released on Clouds Hill Records (Hamburg Germany) in 2022.