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Saturday, September 21 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Shards to Mosaic: The Power of Making Art Across Disciplines

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As writers we strive to create work that matters––whether by protesting wrongs, sounding alarms, or piecing together shards of our shattered world in mosaics of crazy beauty. How can immersing ourselves in other art forms support this goal? Five writers will share work that engages with performance-based artists and/or practices, from postmodern dance to innovative theater to sound work to performance art. Following the presentations, panelists will participate in an open forum, discussing the risks, challenges, and pleasures of this investigation and exploring how it stretches their self-definition and supports or shifts their goals for their art.


Samuel Ace

Samuel Ace is a trans/genderqueer poet and sound artist. He is the author of several books, most recently Our Weather Our Sea (Black Radish), the re-issued Meet Me There: Normal Sex and Home in three days. Don’t wash., (Belladonna* Germinal Texts), and Stealth with poet Maureen... Read More →
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Laura Christina Dunn

Artistic Director, Broken Planetarium
Laura Christina Dunn holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. She is the 2015 recipient of the Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Fugue, At Length, The Bear Deluxe, Fact-Simile, and Zocalo Public Square. In 2015, her chapbook Spider... Read More →
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Sawako Nakayasu

Assistant Professor, Brown University
Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants (Les Figues Press), Texture... Read More →
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Sarah Rosenthal

Sarah Rosenthal is the author of Lizard (Chax, 2016), Manhatten (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009), and several chapbooks, including The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow, a collaboration with Valerie Witte engaging the work of dancer-choreographers Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer (Operating... Read More →
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Valerie Witte

Valerie Witte is the author of a game of correspondence (Black Radish Books) and three chapbooks, most recently The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow (Operating System), a collaboration with Sarah Rosenthal. In 2014 she began a collaboration with Chicago-based artist Jennifer... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
DISC-061 Auditorium