Tuesday, February 28, 2012

AWP Readings/Appearances

Thurs, March 1          Black Don't Crack                8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
                                    Chicago Cultural Center
                                    78 E. Washington Street 
                                        hosted by Roger Bonair-Agard & Mahogany L. Browne

                                                            Featuring Poets:
            Roger Bonair-Agard * Mahogany L. Browne  * Aricka Foreman * Jonterri Gadson  
* francine j. harris * Randall Horton * Saeed Jones * Dasha Kelly * Airea D. Matthews 
            John Murrillo * Metta Sáma * Nicole Sealey * Danez Smith * Marcus Wicker                       

Fri, March 2             Reading and Book Signing with other Made in Michigan authors
                                    at Wayne State University Press Table at the Bookfair
                                    Booth #722                            11:00 a.m.

Sat, March 3              Speaking in Tongues                       9:00-10:15 a.m.

S121. Speaking in Tongues
(Sandra M. Yee, Tarfia Faizullah, francine j. harris, Henry W. Leung, Milta Ortiz)
Red Lacquer Room, Palmer House Hilton, 4th Floor

In this panel of rising young artists, each writing inside two or more languages and/or cultures, we examine how we see ourselves pushing against literary and cultural traditions. How do we challenge our assimilation into the English language? To whom do we owe our allegiance as writers? Who is our audience? Whether code-switching or speaking in ancestral tongues, how do we act as representatives of our cultures? And in an increasingly globalized society, how do we embrace or shun these roles?        

Other Times              Roaming around the Bookfair and having StaringContests and 
                                   TakingInPoems and dancing at DanceParties and drinking IntermittentVodkas.


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