Upcoming Events

Orlando White

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

Orlando White is the author of two books of poetry: Bone Light (Red Hen Press, 2009) and LETTERRS (Nightboat Books, 2015). He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon ReviewOmnidawn Poetry Feature BlogSentence: A Journal of Prose PoeticsAmerican Indian Culture And Research JournalEvening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Residency and a Bread Loaf John Ciardi Fellowship. He teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.

This event is hosted by Literary Arts and by the Haffenreffer Museum, with generous support from donors to the Barbara Greewald Memorial Arts Program.

Interrupt V

Friday, February 8, 2019
Brown University, Providence // Event takes place on 8 & 9 February 2019

Celebrating the intersection of writing and new media, Interrupt V will involve readings, exhibitions, performances and video screenings, along with discussions that investigate "interruption" in digital language art and performance. In computing, an interrupt is a command sent to the central processor, demanding its attention and calling for the initiation of a new task. The festival’s aim is to not only interrupt trends in the field of literary theory and digital aesthetics, but practice interruption as an applied critique of systemic forces.

The festival’s approach to media and authorship casts light on the myriad ways data encrypts the body in late capitalism. As computational media becomes increasingly material, and media is ever more woven into sensation, this conference considers writing as an impression on the body. By highlighting performance and new media artists who have used their own bodies as aesthetic tools, Interrupt V focuses on the biological as a system of networks. Electronics and computational vernaculars are not outside of the ecological. The notion that New Media and Digital Language Arts exists without natural resources, material processing systems, and very human pathologies must be interrupted!

Participants to include: Abraham Avnisan, Wafaa Bilal, John Cayley, Qianxun Chen, Clare Donato, Drought Spa, Ian Hatcher, Jhave Johnston, Shayla Lawz, Judd Morrissey. Anna Moschovakis, Annaka Olsen, Sawako Nakayasu, Paul Soulellis, Jackie Wang, and Brett Zehner.

For event schedule and locations, visit the Interrupt V web site.

Zia Anger

Thursday, February 14, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

Zia Anger works in moving images. Her short films have screened at festivals such as  New York Film Festival, Festival del Film Locarno, New Directors/New Films, AFI Fest, Maryland Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Vienna Independent Shorts. She has made music videos for various independent artists including: Angel Olsen, Mitski, Julianna Barwick, Beach House, Maggie Rogers, and Jenny Hval; the latter of whom she also toured with as a performer and stage director. In 2018 she began touring a new solo performance that traces the last ten years of her lost and abandoned work, titled “My First Film”.

Lance Olsen

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

Lance Olsen is the author of more than two dozen books of and about innovative writing, including the recent novel Dreamlives of Debris. His next novel, My Red Heaven, is forthcoming in January 2020. His short stories, essays and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, the Berlin Prize, a DAAD Artist-in-Residence (Berlin), an NEA fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship; Olsen teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah, where he directs the creative writing program.

March 2019 Events

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ulf Stolterfoht reads from his literary work in a bilingual (German and English) presentation
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 7 pm 
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street

 

Cecilia Vicuña presents a screening of "What is Poetry to You" and then discusses the film with the audience.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 5:30 pm  
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street

April 2019 Events

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mary-Beth Hughes reads from her work and answers questions from the audience
Thursday, 4 April 2019 at 5:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

 

Dawn Lundy Martin reads from her work and answers questions from the audience
Thursday, 11 April 2019 at 5:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

 

Alice Notley reads from her work and answers questions from the audience
Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 5:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

 

Cristina Garcia reads from her work and answers questions from the audience
Thursday, 25 April 2019 at 5:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence