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We look forward to seeing you this September at &Now: Points of Convergence!
Registration is now open. Please visit Ticketspice to reserve your pass and order boxed lunches.
Complete conference details, including travel, accessibility, and technology information, can be found at the conference website: andnowfestival.com.
General Inquiries: andnowfestival2019@gmail.com.
Registration questions: iasinfo@uw.edu.


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DJ Savarese

OSF/ Human Rights Initiative
Community Youth Fellow
based out of Iowa City, IA
DJ Savarese has written a chapbook entitled A Doorknob for the Eye. Other poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, such as The Iowa Review, Bellingham Review, Seneca Review, Prospect, Stone Canoe, wordgathering.com, Autism in Adulthood and Nine Mile Magazine. “Passive Plants,” a lyric essay published in The Iowa Review, was named a notable essay in the 2018 Best American Essays. He is also the co-producer of the Peabody award-winning, Emmy-nominated documentary film Deej: Inclusion shouldn’t be a lottery, which includes four of his poems set to oil paint animation. A 2017-2019 Open Society Foundations/Human Rights Initiative Youth Fellow, he works to make literacy-based education, communication, and inclusive lives a reality for all nontraditional speakers through artful activism, community organizing, and teaching. More information is available at djsavarese.com.